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  • Published: 18 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241986110
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 436
  • RRP: $19.99
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The New York Times runaway bestseller, a powerful tale about three generations of a privileged New York family.

The Miltons are a powerful old New York family - the kind of family that used to run the world. And in 1935, they still do. Kitty and Ogden Milton seem to have it all: an elegant apartment on the Upper East Side, two beautiful little boys, a love everyone envies. When a tragedy befalls them, Ogden comforts Kitty the only way he knows how - they go sailing, picnic on a small island off the coast of Maine, and buy it.

For generations the Miltons of Crockett Island revel in a place that is entirely their own. But it's 1959, and the world is changing: Ogden's firm hire a Jewish man, Len Levy, who earns the admiration of not only his boss, but his boss's beautiful young daughter. When Len and his African-American friend visit the island, the Miltons' principles and prejudices are challenged like never before.

At the dawn of the twenty-first century, the family money has run dry, and the island is up for sale. Returning for one last visit, Kitty's granddaughter uncovers disturbing evidence about her family's wealth - and realizes she is on the verge of finally understanding the silences that seemed to hover just below the surface of her family all her life.

  • Pub date: 18 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241986110
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 436
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Sarah Blake

Sarah Blake lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, the poet Josh Weiner, and their two sons.

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