“Looking for some beach reading? Ashley Prentice Norton’s “If You Left” launches today.
The novel, published by Mariner Books, is set in East Hampton and tells the story of Althea–a woman who has fluctuated between extreme depressive and manic states, what she calls “the Tombs” and “the Visions”–and Oliver, her husband, whose steady hand that guided her to safety. It looks quite interesting. I can’t wait to crack it open.
From the publisher:
“This summer, Althea decides that she will be different from here on. She will be the loving, sexy wife Oliver wants, and the reliable, affectionate mother their nine year-old daughter Clem deserves. Her plan: to bring Clem to their Easthampton (you know this drives me crazy but I’m trying to let it go) home once school is out — with no “summer girl” to care for her this time — and become ‘normal.'”
Fearless, darkly funny, and compulsively readable, If You Left explores the complex dance that is the bipolar marriage, and the possibility that to move forward, we might have to destroy the very things we’ve worked hardest to build.”
Stay tuned for a post soon about a whole slew of Hamptons-centric books for you to enjoy.