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Residents of an active-living retirement community revert to lives of youthful indulgence, even as time-bomb secrets of their pasts tick toward explosion. 

The Gen—short for Sexagenarian—is an upscale 55-plus community located in the bucolic suburbs of Philadelphia. Main character Cynthia befriends the Gen’s two other Black residents, Bloc and Tish, as well as Lavia, who everyone assumes is from India. They regularly convene to smoke weed, line dance, and debate politics and philosophy as the wine goes down like silk. Their camaraderie is exhilarating. 

But beneath the fun and froth, storms gather. With its walls of windows gushing light and air, the Gen becomes the catalyst for secrets to be exposed. 

Shifting the narrative between the characters’ pasts and the present day, Diane McKinney-Whetstone deftly builds suspense as she captures with insight, poignancy, and humor, the scars, tenderness, and swagger of those not yet old, but no longer young, coming to the mean acceptance that life is finite, after all—who knew?

©2022 Diane McKinney-Whetstone (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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We still got it! Awesome

Mystery and mayhem, fights and friendships, spies and sex, secrets and support, transitions and triumphs. The attention to the details of the era and location, Philly, was on point. Great story and well developed. For those who think that life after a certain age is dull you better ask somebody but better yet Read This Book!

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Maybe it was just me but I didn't really get into the story that well. I could not keep track of the characters and their shenanigans and the back and forth from past to present. Maybe it was the narrator but it was a miss for me.