'When I was fourteen I lost my virginity to a twenty-seven-year-old-man. And on a school night too.'
'Oliver's different. A grown-up. So what if he's old enough to drive or have a job? His hands feel no different from the boys' at school. And it's just a phase I'm going through. Just my hormones kicking in. It happens when you reach a Certain Age. I know because Dad told me.'
A Certain Age is a startling, moving debut novel about illicit love and the end of innocence. It's what your children never tell you, and what you're too scared to remember.