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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It took me a while to get into reading Colson whitehead’s 2009 memoiresque novel called Sag Harbor. But I have to say when I committed myself to it, I started to realize how wonderful the writing was ... Read full review

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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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About the author (2010)

Colson Whitehead is the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad. His other works include The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex 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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