BY THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE STREET With a new introduction by Kaitlyn Greenidge, author of Libertie ‘Petry is the writer we have been waiting for, hers are the stories we need to fully illuminate the questions of our moment’ Tayari Jones ‘Her work endures not only because it illuminates reality, but because it harnesses the power of fiction to supplant it’ Parul Sehgal, New York Times Link Williams is a handsome, brilliant Dartmouth graduate whose promise is unfulfilled; because of the lack of opportunities for a young Black man, he tends bar in his New England town. The routine of his life is interrupted when he intervenes to save a woman from a late-night attack. The thick fog rolls in from the river, and it is only when the couple enters a bar that the couple can see each other. And it is as if the if the oxygen has left the room: Camilo is a wealthy, white married heiress, who has crossed the town’s racial divide to relieve the tedium of her life. Brought together by chance, Link and Camilo draw each other into furtive encounters that violate the rigid and uncompromising social codes of their times.
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