The Starboard Sea

The Starboard Sea

Book - 2012
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Devastated by the suicide of his prep-school roommate and disdaining the trappings of his affluent Manhattan life, Jason transfers to another school and bonds with a troubled classmate whose subsequent death compels Jason to uncover the truth, in a tale set against a backdrop of the 1987 stock market collapse.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9780312642808
Characteristics: 310 p. ;,22 cm.


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mcdonald93 Mar 25, 2015

This book was recommended to me by a friend, and I was amazed with the prose. Convincingly written in first person from a male perspective, Dermont breathlessly captures the innocence of adolescence as the protagonist navigates to adulthood. Dermont's use of sailing serves as a perfect metaphor for the difficulties faced in life. This novel easily has the potential to become a timeless classic.

jeanner222 Oct 12, 2012

It is 1987, and Jason Prosper is preparing to enter his senior year in high school. His junior year was tough: his best friend, Cal, committed suicide. When Cal killed himself, Jason lost his confidante and sailing partner. How can he pick up the pieces and finish school?

Well, the first change in his life will be school. He was kicked out of boarding school after Cal’s death. He will now start his senior year at Bellingham Academy, a school that caters to boarding school rejects like Jason.

There are so many challenges for Jason at Bellingham: making friends, missing Cal, and most of all, sailing. Can he sail again? And can he find a true friend again, a friend who will guard Jason’s deepest and darkest secrets?

All will be revealed in this well-paced and engrossing novel.

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