Cape May

Cape May

A Novel

Book - 2019
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Southern newlyweds honeymooning in 1957 Cape May are pulled into the dramas of a trio of sophisticated New England urbanites who render the deserted beach community an intimate playground of corruptive recklessness.
Publisher: Celadon Books, 2019
ISBN: 9781250231109
Branch Call Number: Fiction Che
Characteristics: 248 pages ; 25 cm


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Martha C Benner
Sep 02, 2019

Enjoyed this book and found it very unusual but easy to read. A good summer (beach) read I would say. The older wiser richer New York people take over the lives an innocent young couple at Cape May for their honeymoon. This leads to a lot of happenings/trouble. They started out so unaware of the world but did not end up as such. Look forward to more books by this author.

Aug 23, 2019

Georgia newlyweds honeymoon at an uncle’s cottage on Cape May, NJ, in 1957 in the offseason.

Author’s debut that was on many summer reading lists. What started as a sweet love story got a little sordid to me. Felt these Bright Young Things could have been in Hemingway’s 'A Movable Feast,' just another place and time. Lots of drinking, lots of sex. Skimmed at end.

May 08, 2019

I read a review on another site that refers to this book as a teen age boy’s soft core fantasy. Which is a spit on review. Didn’t finish.

JCLGreggW May 03, 2019

Two small-town newlyweds in 1957 honeymoon in a beach resort town during the offseason. They fall into the orbit of a bohemian group of socialites, and lose themselves in lazy, magical, erotic, gin-soaked afternoons. Exploration leads to passion and betrayal. Expertly crafted, with a strong sense of setting and deft handling of characters.


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