I spent all summer on this book. I enjoyed my time in Sag Harbor so much that I couldn't bring myself to finish the book, even as I waited anxiously between reading spurts. The characters are so richly and lovingly drawn, the community is vivid. I just can't say enough good things about this book. When I finished, I wanted to start it again. Right then. I'm not sure if I've ever had that feeling about a book.I've been a fan of Colson Whitehead since his first novel, The Intuitionist. I read Apex Hides the Hurt, too. I liked each of these, and liked them a lot even, but it's Sag Harbor that really has won my heart. This is a beautiful story about growing up in the 1980s that I could really identify with. And I could go on, on, on. It's really just that good.