Summer Crossing Paperback
Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
Grady - beautiful, rich, flame-haired, defiant - is the sort of girl people stare at across a room.
The daughter of an important man, who people want to be introduced to.
A girl to whom people sense something is going to happen ...But her privileged society life of parties, debutantes and dresses leaves her wanting more. And excitement comes in the form of the highly unsuitable Clyde, a Brooklyn-born, Jewish parking attendant.
When Grady's parents leave her alone for the first time in their New York penthouse one summer, their secret affair intensifies.
As a heat wave envelops the city, Grady gets in deeper and deeper and cares less about the consequences.
Soon, though, she will be forced to make decisions - choices that will forever affect her future once the long, sultry summer comes to an end.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 29/06/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141188584
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Review by Ameise1
This was an interesting reading about young people spending a heated summer in New York in the 50s. They were from different society and were trying to escape from their own social class into the other. What first looks like a summer experiment which shouldn't have got any consequence, finally turns into the contrary where in the end there wasn't any possibility to turn back.