Book of the Week

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer, published in hardback by Chatto & Windus. Available now. PA Photo/Chatto & Windus
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer, published in hardback by Chatto & Windus. Available now. PA Photo/Chatto & Windus

The Interestings

by Meg Wolitzer

It’s 1974 and Julie Jacobsonwins a scholarship to Spirit-in-the-Woods, a summer camp for arty kids.

From the moment she is invited into Tepee Three by the glamorous Ash Wolf, her life is transformed. A lifelong friendship is born with a group of more privileged individuals, ‘The Interestings’ of the title.

The novel follows the six characters from the 1970s to the present day, taking in the fall of Nixon, the spread of Aids, the rise of feminist politics and the evolution of New York from crime-infested mean streets to yuppie paradise.

This is a novel about ambition and success n.