Synopses & Reviews
“Scott Spencer writes about loves tenacity with passionate intensity….From his remarkable opening sentence he had me in thrall.”
First published three decades ago, and hailed as “one of the best books of the year” by the New York Times, here is the classic novel that first established Scott Spencer as “the contemporary American master of the love story”(Publishers Weekly). With more than 2,000,000 copies sold worldwide and translated into more than 20 languages, Spencers Endless Love is a breathtaking story of teenage passion and obsession. The Washington Post called this unforgettable reading experience, “akin to the legendary thrill of riding a roller-coaster.” Endless Love is eternal—and as moving and satisfying as ever before.
The classic novel that has been translated into over twenty languages and has sold more than two million copies worldwide
One of the most celebrated novels of its time, Endless Love remains perhaps the most powerful book ever written about young love. Riveting, compulsively readable, and ferociously sexual, Endless Love tells the story of David Axelrod and his overwhelming love for Jade Butterfield.
David and Jade are consumed with each other: their rapport, their desire, their sexuality, take them further than they understand. And when Jade's father banishes David from the home, he fantasizes the forgiveness his rescue of the family will bring, and he sets a "perfectly safe" fire to their house. What unfolds is a nightmare, a dark world in which David's love is a crime and a disease, a world of anonymous phone calls, crazy letters, and new fears—and the inevitable and punishing pursuit of the one thing that remains most real to him: his endless love for Jade and her family.
Published in 1979 and hailed as "one of the best books of the year" by the New York Times, Endless Love is the novel that first established Scott Spencer as "the contemporary American master of the love story" (Publishers Weekly).
About the Author
Scott Spencer is the author of nine previous novels, including A Ship Made of Paper, Waking the Dead, and the international bestseller Endless Love. He has written for Rolling Stone, the New York Times, The New Yorker, GQ, and Harpers, and has taught writing at Columbia University, the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, Williams College, and for the Bard Prison Initiative. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York.