Sag Harbor

Sag Harbor

Large Print - 2009
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The year is 1985. Benji Cooper is one of the only black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. After a tragic mishap on his first day of high school his social doom is sealed for the next four years. But every summer, Benji escapes to the Sag Harb
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2009.
ISBN: 9781602855069
1602855064
Characteristics: p. cm.

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A recent and hip Summer classic.

After spending the school year as some of the only black kids at white, upper-class private schools, Benji Cooper and his younger brother, Reggie, are eager to spend their summer with friends in Sag Harbor. But as the long days of summer wind down, Benji begins to realize that his carefree summer... Read More »


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lukasevansherman
Dec 16, 2015

"Supremely original" says the publisher's blurb. Maybe if you've never read a book or seen a movie about teens in the summer. I have a bias against contemporary, hyped, middle class, white, New York-living, youngish writers, so I thought I'd try Whitehead, who is all the above, but African-American. His novel-a bland coming of age story set on Long Island in the 80s-has all the weaknesses of his peers (Shteyngart, Lethem, Foer): lazy plotting, cleverness, a lack of depth or nuance. More like "Snooze Harbor" or "Suck Harbor."

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robwash
Apr 04, 2013

This is an awesome African-American
coming of age story, and I loved it. I am a few years older than the author, and I grew up in the South, but I could
relate to so much in these pages. This work is not as cerebral as his other novels, but was a great read.

Crheneghan Nov 12, 2011

This is one I definitely want to read.

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