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The Starboard Sea: A Novel, SIGNED BY AUTHOR

Dermont, Amber

ISBN 10: 0312642806 / ISBN 13: 9780312642808
Published by St. Martin's Press, 2011
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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ADVANCED READERS COPY. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page & dated 2011. Clean, tight & bright. Unread & uncreased. Very slight edge wear along the bottom edge. Shipped padded in a box. Bookseller Inventory # 000912

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Title: The Starboard Sea: A Novel, SIGNED BY AUTHOR

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No jacket issued

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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"A rich, quietly artful novel that is bound for deep water, with questions of beauty, power and spiritual navigation as its main concerns. The title refers not to the right side of a boat but to the right course through life, and the immense difficulty of finding and following it."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times

A powerful first novel about life and death, friendship and love, as one young man must navigate the depths of his emotions.

JASON PROSPER grew up in the elite world of Manhattan penthouses, Maine summer estates, old-boy prep schools, and exclusive sailing clubs. A smart, athletic teenager, Jason maintains a healthy, humorous disdain for the trappings of affluence, preferring to spend afternoons sailing with Cal, his best friend and boarding-school roommate. When Cal commits suicide during their junior year at Kensington Prep, Jason is devastated by the loss and transfers to Bellingham Academy. There, he meets Aidan, a fellow student with her own troubled past. They embark on a tender, awkward, deeply emotional relationship.
When a major hurricane hits the New England coast, the destruction it causes brings with it another upheaval in Jason's life, forcing him to make sense of a terrible secret that has been buried by the boys he considers his friends.

Set against the backdrop of the 1987 stock market collapse, The Starboard Sea is an examination of the abuses of class privilege, the mutability of sexual desire, the thrill and risk of competitive sailing, and the adult cost of teenage recklessness. It is a powerful and provocative novel about a young man finding his moral center, trying to forgive himself, and accepting the gift of love.

About the Author:

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.

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