Sag Harbor: A Novel

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 28, 2009 - Fiction - 288 pages
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From the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad: a tender, hilarious, and supremely original novel about coming-of-age in the 80s.
 
Benji Cooper is one of the few black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. But every summer, Benji escapes to the Hamptons, to Sag Harbor, where a small community of African American professionals have built a world of their own.
 
The summer of ’85 won’t be without its usual trials and tribulations, of course. There will be complicated new handshakes to fumble through and state-of-the-art profanity to master. Benji will be tested by contests big and small, by his misshapen haircut (which seems to have a will of its own), by the New Coke Tragedy, and by his secret Lite FM addiction. But maybe, just maybe, this summer might be one for the ages.
 

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User Review  - Ameise1 - LibraryThing

This story did not suit my taste. I think that's because I'm a non-American and I'm not familiar with the long summer breaks as a kid and teenager. That's why I did not know how to deal with these ... Read full review

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User Review  - msf59 - LibraryThing

It is 1985, and Benji Cooper is fifteen. Every summer, the Cooper family flees Manhattan for the Hamptons. They are part of a small community of African American professionals, who vacation on the ... Read full review

Contents

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THE HEYDAY of DAG
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could PAY You LEss i would
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THE GANGst ERs
120
To PREvent FLAREUPs
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BREATHING Tips of GREAT
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AMERican BEAT BoxERs 1 95
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THE BLAck NATional ANTHEM
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Colson Whitehead is the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad. His other works include The Noble HustleZone OneSag HarborThe IntuitionistJohn Henry DaysApex Hides the Hurt, and one collection of essays, The Colossus of New York. A National Book Award winner and a recipient of MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships, he lives in New York City.

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