Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer

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An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of May 2019A TIME Magazine Best Book of May 2019
A Cosmopolitan Best Book of May 2019An Oprah Magazine Best LGBTQ Book of 2019
A gripping portrait of life in a Montauk summer house--a debut memoir of first love, identity and self-discovery among a group of friends who became family.
They call Montauk the end of the world, a spit of land jutting into the Atlantic. The house was a ramshackle split-level set on a hill, and each summer thirty one people would sleep between its thin walls and shag carpets. Against the moonlight the house's octagonal roof resembled a bee's nest. It was dubbed The Hive.
In 2013, John Glynn joined the share house. Packing his duffel for that first Memorial Day Weekend, he prayed for clarity. At 27, he was crippled by an all-encompassing loneliness, a feeling he had carried in his heart for as long as he could remember. John didn't understand the loneliness. He just knew it was there. Like the moon gone dark.

OUT EAST is the portrait of a summer, of the Hive and the people who lived in it, and John's own reckoning with a half-formed sense of self. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, The Hive was a center of gravity, a port of call, a home. Friendships, conflicts, secrets and epiphanies blossomed within this tightly woven friend group and came to define how they would live out the rest of their twenties and beyond.
Blending the sand-strewn milieu of George Howe Colt's The Big House, the radiant aching of Olivia Liang's The Lonely City, OUT EAST is a keenly wrought story of love and transformation, longing and escape in our own contemporary moment.

"An unforgettable story told with feeling and humor and above all with the razor-sharp skill of a delicate and highly gifted writer." --Andre Aciman, New York Times bestselling author of Call Me by Your Name
"Out East is full of intimacy and hope and frustration and joy, an extraordinary tale of emotional awakening and lacerating ambivalence, a confession of self-doubt that becomes self-knowledge." --Andrew Solomon, National Book Award winner
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John Glynn is an editor at Hanover Square Press, an imprint of HarperCollins. Previously he was an associate editor at Scribner, where he worked on a diverse list of titles ranging from commercial and literary fiction to narrative nonfiction, memoir, science, journalism, pop culture, and true crime. He received his BA in English from Boston College and an MA in English from New York University. In 2018 he was named a Publishers Weekly Star Watch Honoree. Out East, his first book, was published in 2019.

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Grand Central Publishing
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Published on
May 14, 2019
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781538746646
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / LGBT
Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
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