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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
April 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
9.2
MB

Customer Reviews

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Prose

Say what you will about story and subject matter. This author writes extremely well. It is not often that one comes across an author whose prose are so very descriptive and poetic. Read this book for the enjoyment of its writing, laugh out loud as it speaks to you.

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Crap Harbor

This book is the biggest steaming pile of garbage I've ever read. I'm an avid reader, and somehow I only see this book being a waste of paper and ink. So, unless this is required reading for you, save yourself the trouble.

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