When Pippa Dunn, adopted as an infant and raised terribly British, discovers that her birth parents are from the American South, she finds that “culture clash” has layers of meaning she’d never imagined. Meet The English American, a fabulously funny, deeply poignant debut novel that sprang from Alison Larkin’s autobiographical one-woman show of the same name.
“Deceptively simple in framework, the novel successfully veers between poignancy and outrageous humor, with Larkin having great fun with English and American cultures as Pippa navigates her way through the culture clashes and extended families to recognize her unique, quirky self..” –Library Journal
“Larkin’s heartfelt narration conveys Pippa’s mixed up feelings of confusion and guilt—as well as the story’s humor. Larkin moves delightfully between the various British and American accents. With gentle humor, she pokes fun at both American and British cultures while making it clear she loves them both. This audio experience is like watching a great romantic comedy. Have the tissues ready at the end—the romance is that good!” —AudioFile (May 2012)
Praise for Alison Larkin
“Unsurpassed…Wonderful…A narrator to seek out” – AudioFile magazine
“Poignant and funny, Larkin has a winner on her hands” -Chicago Sun Times
“Smart, funny and utterly charming” – Booklist