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Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
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Aug 03, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: 2009-read

Dear @colsonwhitehead,

I’m sorry for doubting you. I was going to write this apology/review in a series of 140 character paragraphs (ala tweet) but that’s too much of a pain in the ass and would do your beautiful book, Sag Harbor, a great disservice. It deserves better.

I’m sorry for wondering about the story-ness of your story. I was getting scared. From the beginning you set up a certain kind of story, the summer Benji and Reggie went to Sag Harbor and were the kids in the empty house, out for the summer while their parents toiled away in the city, only visiting on weekends.

You set up a story where Benji and Reggie, a mere eleven months apart in age, were beginning to sever the Benji-Reggie two-headed beast, and you set up that story so beautifully, it took my breath away. I loved how you explained their bond:

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