The Latecomer

By Jean Hanff Korelitz
The Latecomer by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Author: Jean Hanff Korelitz
ISBN: 9781250790798
ON SALE: 05/31/2022

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Plot, Tonight Show Summer Read pick, Jean Hanff Korelitz’s The Latecomer is an immersive, deeply perceptive story of three completely different triplets, and the upending of their family with the late arrival of a fourth.

Born into a wealthy New York family, the Oppenheimer triplets – Harrison, Lewyn and Sally – have led charmed lives: carefully educated and wildly indulged. Now, on the verge of their departure for college, and eager to escape one another at last, they are forced to contend with an unexpected complication: a fourth Oppenheimer sibling, formerly a leftover embryo from their own long ago in vitro genesis, has just been born. How can they begin to imagine the impact this unwanted latecomer will one day have on all their lives and the utterly unexpected revelations that will emerge?

Tracing the Oppenheimer family through past, present and future, The Latecomer is the latest from an accomplished author, known for the depth of her character studies and her uncanny ability to bring readers into the messy complications of family life.

Jean Hanff Korelitz
Jean Hanff Korelitz is the author of the novels You Should Have Known (which aired on HBO in October 2020 The Undoing, starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, and Donald Sutherland), Admission (adapted as a film in 2013 starring Tina Fey), The Devil and Webster, The White Rose, The Sabbathday River and A Jury of Her Peers, as well as Interference Powder, a novel for children. Her company BOOKTHEWRITER hosts Pop-Up Book Groups in which small groups of readers discuss new books with their authors. She lives in New York City with her husband, Irish poet Paul Muldoon.

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