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Book Title: Amagansett|
The author of the book: Mark Mills
Date of issue: January 1st 2004
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 4.5
ISBN 13: 9780399151842
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I loved this book so much that when I finished it I turned back to the beginning and read it again. I was drawn to it because of the name of the English edition -- "The Whaleboat House" -- and even more so when I found that it was published in the US with the name "Amagansett", a town I know as a historian as well as a frequent visitor. Having lived in a hamlet on the East End of Long Island, and having studied its history, I was acutely aware of the dichotomy between the new rich and the old fishing and agricultural communities. In the 1990s the conflict between the clamdiggers and the summer people was still simmering there. Mills caught this perfectly for me, and I was surprised to find that several reviewers missed the point. What was particularly vivid, however, was the protagonist's war experiences. I still think of them often.
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Read information about the authorMark Mills is a British writer of screenplays and novels. His first screenplay was BAFTA-nominated short film One Night Stand starring Jemma Redgrave and James Purefoy in 1993; this won Mills a 'Best Screenplay' award at the Angers European First Film Festival in 1995.
Mills's first novel was Amagansett, later reissued under the title The Whaleboat House published in 2004; this won him the 'Best Crime Novel by a Debut Author' at the Crime Writers' Association Award. His second novel, The Savage Garden, was published in 2006. His third novel, The Information Officer, was published in April, 2009.
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