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Epigraph Literary Festival

Old Enough by Haley Jakobson

A debut about the push and pull between a new sense of community and loyalty to a friendship.

Last Updated on November 1, 2023 by BiblioLifestyle

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About Old Enough by Haley Jakobson

Old Enough by Haley Jakobson is a debut novel about a young bisexual woman who is pulled between a new sense of community and loyalty to a friendship she’s outgrown.

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A debut novel “as astute, funny, and loving as your best friend from college”* about a young bisexual woman who is pulled between a new sense of community and loyalty to a friendship she’s outgrown

*Isle McElroy

Savannah “Sav” Henry is almost the person she wants to be, or at least she’s getting closer. It’s the second semester of her sophomore year. She’s finally come out as bisexual, is making friends with the other queers in her dorm, and has just about recovered from her disastrous first queer “situationship.” She is cautiously optimistic that her life is about to begin.

But when she learns that Izzie, her best friend from childhood, has gotten engaged, Sav faces a crisis of confidence. Things with Izzie haven’t been the same since what happened between Sav and Izzie’s older brother when they were sixteen. Now, with the wedding around the corner, Sav is forced to reckon with trauma she thought she could put behind her.

On top of it all, Sav can’t stop thinking about Wes from her Gender Studies class—sweet, funny Wes, with their long eyelashes and green backpack. There’s something different here—with Wes and with her new friends (who delight in teasing her about this face-burning crush); it feels, terrifyingly, like they might truly see her in a way no one has before.

With a singularly funny, heartfelt voice, Old Enough explores queer love, community, and what it means to be a sexual assault survivor. Haley Jakobson has written a love letter to friendship and an honest depiction of what finding your people can feel like—for better or worse.

About The Epigraph Literary Festival

The Epigraph Literary Festival is a free virtual celebration that introduces readers to authors with new and upcoming books and hosts reading and lifestyle-themed sessions. Join us for 3-days of literary fun and topple your reading list!

Learn more and attend our next event: https://festival.bibliolifestyle.com

Watch the festival replays on demand: https://festival.bibliolifestyle.com/festival-replays

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