White Fur

White Fur

A Novel

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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A stunning star-crossed love story set against the glitz and grit of 1980s New York City

When Elise Perez meets Jamey Hyde on a desolate winter afternoon, fate implodes, and neither of their lives will ever be the same. Although they are next-door neighbors in New Haven, they come from different worlds. Elise grew up in a housing project without a father and didn't graduate from high school; Jamey is a junior at Yale, heir to a private investment bank fortune and beholden to high family expectations. Nevertheless, the attraction is instant, and what starts out as sexual obsession turns into something greater, stranger, and impossible to ignore.

The couple moves to Manhattan in search of a new life, and White Fur follows them as they wander through Newport mansions and East Village dives, WASP-establishment yacht clubs and the grimy streets below Canal Street, fighting the forces determined to keep them apart. White Fur combines the electricity of Less Than Zero with the timeless intensity of Romeo and Juliet in this searing, gorgeously written novel that perfectly captures the ferocity of young love.
Publisher: London : Hogarth, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780451497925
Branch Call Number: FIC Libai
Characteristics: 303 pages ; 25 cm

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oscarmaterath
Jun 26, 2017

The attached reviews are far kinder than I am. I found the author to be a bit too fond of her own cleverness reflected by overly wrought descriptions and strained metaphors. There was little character development and the author did nothing to allow us to understand why the characters did what they did.

I disagree with the statement about the author recreating the late 80's, in my opinion this book could have been set anytime in the last 50 years.

Not quite an airplane book, but hardly great literature.

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