The Starboard Sea is a touching, beautiful and deeply wise novel, a hymn to the bittersweet glories of youth. You will be enthralled. Justin Cronin author of The Passage
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Amber Dermont has published her short stories in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. She currently serves as an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.
'Engrossing, confident, musical . . . Amber Dermont has a big future.' Independent on Sunday
It is the summer of 1987. Jason Prosper is eighteen and on his way to Bellingham Academy, a school known for offering wayward privileged students a second chance - and Jason needs a second chance: ever since his best friend's suicide, his life has been badly adrift.
At Bellingham, Jason joins the sailing team, and meets a compelling young woman called Aidan. His friends warn him off, saying she is 'damaged goods'. But Jason feels like damaged too, and the pair form an intense connection.
But when a major hurricane gathers just off the coast, Jason's world begins to cloud over again. And when the full extent of the storm's damage is finally revealed, the truths it lays bare - and the secrets it dredges up - look set to alter the course of Jason life forever.
'A coming of age story that is truly moving . . . The Starboard Sea will give you goose bumps.' Psychologies
'Engrossing, captivating and inspired . . . The Starboard Sea charts the fine calibrations of teenage love and shame and belonging.' New York Times
[ISBN barcode: 9781472106568]
A stylish debut set in the elite world of Manhattan penthouses, Maine summer estates, old boy prep schools and exclusive sailing clubs. Perfect for readers who adore American fiction in the vein of The Secret History by Donna Tartt and The Privileges by Jonathan Dee.