Friday, December 21, 2012

Top ten fiction debuts of 2012

Steve Donoghue named his ten best fiction debuts of 2012, including:
The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont

The opening of Dermont’s East Coast prep school novel is almost lazily deceptive in both tone and scope, lulling the reader with slangy first-person narration into what steadily becomes a gripping, emotionally intense story about friendship and betrayal, with a surprising and very pleasing amount of heft.
Read about another book on the list.

Learn more about The Starboard Sea, and visit Amber Dermont's Facebook page.

The Page 69 Test: The Starboard Sea.

--Marshal Zeringue