Sag Harbor

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Anchor Books, 2010 - Fiction - 332 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  - gayla.bassham - LibraryThing

I love Whitehead's work as much as the next person--even the underrated Apex Hides the Hurt--but I was disappointed in Sag Harbor. It reminded me of David Mitchell's Black Swan Green--another wan ... Read full review

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User Review  - drewsof - LibraryThing

A view to history is not what Whitehead appears to be aiming for with this book. Instead, this is a story of young men being, well, young men. Any 30-years-later resonance that comes with reading the ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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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