The high season : a novel
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New York : Random House, [2018].
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“A shimmering story of art, money, and celebrity, The High Season is wicked summer fun.”—Helen Simonson, New York Times bestselling author of Major Pettigrew’s Last StandThe Hamptons hath no fury like a woman scorned.No matter what the world throws her way, at least Ruthie Beamish has the house. Lovingly renovated, located by the sea in a quiet Long Island village, the house is her nest egg—the retirement account shared with her ex-husband, Mike, and the college fund for their teenage daughter, Jem. The catch? To afford the house, Ruthie must let it go during the best part of the year.It’s Memorial Day weekend and Ruthie has packed up their belongings for what Jem calls “the summer bummer”: the family’s annual exodus to make way for renters. This year, the Hamptons set has arrived. The widow of a blue-chip artist, Adeline Clay is elegant, connected, and accompanied by a “gorgeous satellite” stepson. But soon Adeline demonstrates an uncanny ability to help herself to Ruthie’s life—her house, her friends, even her husband (okay, ex-husband, but still). And after her job as the director of a local museum is threatened, Ruthie finally decides to fight back.Meanwhile, away from the watchful eyes of her parents, Jem is tasting independence at her first summer job, but soon finds herself growing up too fast. One of Ruthie’s employees, a master of self-invention named Doe, infiltrates the inner circle of an eccentric billionaire and his wayward daughter. With a coterie of social climbers and Ruthie’s old flame thrown into the mix, the entire town finds itself on the verge of tumultuous change. By the end of one unhinged, unforgettable summer, nothing will be the same.In a novel packed with indelible characters, crackling wit, and upstairs/downstairs drama, Judy Blundell emerges as a voice for all seasons—a wry and original storyteller who knows how the most disruptive events in our lives can twist endings into new beginnings.Praise for The High Season“A mesmerizing, head-spinning—and sometimes madcap-hilarious—take of have and have-nots. Populated by artists, a billionaire and his aimless daughter, scheming teenagers and backstabbing adults, it’s the perfect beach read even if there’s no sand in sight.”People (Book of the Week)“A let’s-get-lost tale of romance, high art, and class intrigue . . . in the smart, breezy sweet spot between Meg Wolitzer and Elin Hilderbrand.”Entertainment Weekly
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Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
396 pages ; 25 cm.
Street Date:
1805.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780525508717, 0525508716

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"The ultimate summer read--featuring indelible characters, crackling wit, and sophisticated storytelling--about one season when everything in a woman's life goes wrong On Memorial Day weekend in a seaside town on Long Island, Ruthie, her still-adored ex-husband, Mike, and the couple's sullen fifteen-year-old daughter, Jem, are packing up the last bits of their household in preparation for the yearly arrival of a wealthy renter from Manhattan. It is what Jem calls "the summer bummer"; her parents own a beautiful house that they have renovated by hand from top to bottom, but which they can only afford to keep by leasing it out during the best part of the year. Soon Ruthie's relationship with Mike seems about to disappear for good. The job she loves, as the underpaid and undervalued director of the local arts museum, is under siege from a coterie of rich women from the city, who want to use it as an opportunity for social climbing. An old flame who once broke her heart and betrayed her is back on the scene, causing Ruthie to re-evaluate their romance. And in the midst of it all, her teenage daughter Jem could be involved in a dangerous and destructive relationship of her own. This is a novel about the dreams and ambitions of youth coming to terms with the realities of middle-age; about the way desperation can make us astonish ourselves; and about how the most disruptive events in our lives can sometimes twist endings into new beginnings"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Blundell, J. (2018). The high season: a novel. First edition. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Blundell, Judy. 2018. The High Season: A Novel. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Blundell, Judy, The High Season: A Novel. New York: Random House, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Blundell, Judy. The High Season: A Novel. First edition. New York: Random House, 2018. Print.

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