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  • ISBN: 1429950978 (e-book)
  • ISBN: 9781429950978 (e-book)
  • ISBN: 0312642806 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780312642808 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 310 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.

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Summary, etc.: Devastated by the suicide of his prep-school roommate and disdaining the trappings of his affluent Manhattan life, Jason transfers to another school and bonds with a troubled classmate whose subsequent death compels Jason to uncover the truth, in a tale set against a backdrop of the 1987 stock market collapse.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2011 October #2
    This vividly written first novel limns the prep-school life as it follows the fraught journey of Jason Prosper, struggling to achieve emotional equilibrium after the suicide of his best friend and sailing partner, Cal. After transferring to a New England boarding school for his senior year, Jason still grapples with his guilt over the part he may have played in Cal's death, since Jason's shame over their sexual relationship led him to badly mistreat Cal. In addition, he is dealing with the not-so-subtle hazing of his new classmates. His one solace is his friendship with fellow outcast and former wild child Aidan. But Aidan's suspicious death on the night of a wild party prompts Jason to take a closer look at his privileged peers and their insular ways. Although she sets the angst meter on high, and her plot is sometimes overwrought, Dermont shows real spark in her sensual descriptions of sailing and her realistic depiction of the malevolent dynamics among sophisticated teens, who seem to move in a rigidly hierarchical world ruled by competition, whether for trophies or friends. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

AMBER DERMONT received her MFA in fiction from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her short stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including Dave Eggers’s Best American Nonrequired Reading 2005, Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope: All-Story, and Jane Smiley’s Best New American Voices 2006. A graduate of Vassar College, she received her Ph.D. in creative writing and literature from the University of Houston. She currently serves as an associate professor of English and creative writing at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia and is also the author of the story collection Damage Control.

Subject: Young men Fiction
Self-realization Fiction
Male friendship Fiction
Young men Fiction
Self-realization Fiction
Friendship Fiction
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