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BookHampton: Sag Harbor

Though released in late April, Colson Whitehead's autobiographical novel, Sag Harbor, is receiving more buzz as the summer season gets underway. Whitehead refreshingly presents a less frivolous look at summer life in the Hamptons than many of his predecessors in this genre, exploring issues of race and self-discovery in 1985. The Times describes its setting best, noting the novel's Sag Harbor to be 'north of the fashionable Atlantic beach towns but picturesquely situated on an inland bay' - just as we see it today. [To27 via NYT]