—EAST HAMPTON STAR

"The language immersion that takes place while reading this novel is mesmerizing."
“The East End of the novel bears no resemblance to the East End of media hype.”

By all accounts, Ms. Hamann loves words. The language immersion that takes place while reading the novel is mesmerizing. A detached and otherworldly aura surrounds Eveline's observations and analyses as she describes East Hampton and its high school crowd in the late '70s. The view we get is tightly focused, like looking in from the opposite end of a telescope. Much contemporary fiction set in East Hampton has more of a broad-scoped, outside-in point of view, and it is to Ms. Hamann's credit that the East End of the novel bears no resemblance to the East End of media hype.

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