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When William meets Sarah at a bar appropriately called the Bitter End, he is a few months short of his twenty-first birthday and about to act in his first movie. He is so used to getting what he wants that he has never been able to care too deeply for anyone. But all of that is about to change. And it is Sarah — bold and shy, seductive and skittish — who will become William's undoing and his salvation.

William's affair with Sarah will take him from a tenement on the Lower East Side to a hotel room in Paris, from a flip proposal of marriage to the extremities of outraged need and the wisdom that comes only to true survivors. Anyone who reads The Hottest State will encounter a writer who can charm, dazzle, and break the heart in a single paragraph.

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"Hawke does a fine job of showing what it's like to be young and full of confusion." The New York Times Book Review

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"Beguiling...full of the freshness of love and the agony of loss....Hawke is a good writer who has produced a worthy first novel. It pleased and moved me." Mary Loudon, The London Times

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& quot; Hawke does a fine job of showing what it's like to be young and full of confusion. & quot;

--The New York Times Book Review

When William meets Sarah at a bar appropriately called the Bitter End, he is a few months short of his twenty-first birthday and about to act in his first movie. He is so used to getting what he wants that he has never been able to care too deeply for anyone. But all of that is about to change. And it is Sarah--bold and shy, seductive and skittish--who will become William's undoing and his salvation.

William's affair with Sarah will take him from a tenement on the Lower East Side to a hotel room in Paris, from a flip proposal of marriage to the extremities of outraged need and the wisdom that comes only to true survivors. Anyone who reads The Hottest State will encounter a writer who can charm, dazzle, and break the heart in a single paragraph.

& quot; Beguiling . . . full of the freshness of love and the agony of loss. . . . Hawke is a good writer who has produced a worthy first novel. It pleased and moved me. & quot;

--Mary Loudon, The London Times

About the Author

Ethan Hawke is best known for his starring roles in the motion pictures Dead Poets Society, Reality Bites, Gattaca, Before Sunrise, Hamlet, and Training Day, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. He is the cofounder and artistic director of the Malaparte Theater Company, based in New York.

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selka, November 1, 2009 (view all comments by selka)
An absolutely torturous plunge into the hormone ridden twenty-something world of first love. Torturous because that world is very skillfully evoked, and swirls and surges up and down at a desperate, realistic pace just like the emotions of one’s early twenties. I appreciate his skill, and close the book most grateful to no longer be in my twenties myself.
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ISBN:
9780679781356
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Hawke, Ethan
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
New York
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
PNW-58
Publication Date:
19970930
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.01x5.22x.60 in. .54 lbs.

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Product details 208 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679781356 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Hawke does a fine job of showing what it's like to be young and full of confusion."
"Review" by , "Beguiling...full of the freshness of love and the agony of loss....Hawke is a good writer who has produced a worthy first novel. It pleased and moved me."
"Synopsis" by , & quot; Hawke does a fine job of showing what it's like to be young and full of confusion. & quot;

--The New York Times Book Review

When William meets Sarah at a bar appropriately called the Bitter End, he is a few months short of his twenty-first birthday and about to act in his first movie. He is so used to getting what he wants that he has never been able to care too deeply for anyone. But all of that is about to change. And it is Sarah--bold and shy, seductive and skittish--who will become William's undoing and his salvation.

William's affair with Sarah will take him from a tenement on the Lower East Side to a hotel room in Paris, from a flip proposal of marriage to the extremities of outraged need and the wisdom that comes only to true survivors. Anyone who reads The Hottest State will encounter a writer who can charm, dazzle, and break the heart in a single paragraph.

& quot; Beguiling . . . full of the freshness of love and the agony of loss. . . . Hawke is a good writer who has produced a worthy first novel. It pleased and moved me. & quot;

--Mary Loudon, The London Times

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