What It Was Like

What It Was Like : A Novel of Love and Consequence

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"It's really a very simple story. What happened was this: I met this girl and did a very stupid thing. I fell in love. Hard. I know that to some people that makes me an idiot and a loser. What can I say? They're right. I did some extremely foolish things; I'm the first to say it. And they've left me in jail and alone."So begins one of the most compelling, emotionally charged, and affecting novels you are likely to read this year.It is the summer of 1968 and a young man takes a job at a camp in upstate New York before starting his first semester at Columbia University. There, he meets Rachel Price, a fellow counselor who is as beautiful as she is haunted. Their romance will burn with a passion neither of them has ever known before...a passion with the power to destroy.WHAT IT WAS LIKE is an intimate, raw, and revealing journey through the landscape of all-consuming love. It announces the debut of a remarkable storyteller.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 107.95 x 190.5mm
  • Stamford, United States
  • English
  • 1611882826
  • 9781611882827

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"Passionate, stark, haunted fiction that nails it on the head about young adult romance gone awry."--Crystal Book Reviews
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About Peter Seth

Peter Seth is a writer living in Los Angeles. He has written for television shows produced by Gary David Goldberg ("Brooklyn Bridge") and Glenn Gordon Caron ("Showroom"). He wrote, produced, and directed the award-winning short film Lunch with Louie, which appeared in more than thirty-five film festivals around the world. He was born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island. He is the author of two novels, the national bestseller What It Was Like, and its sequel, When I Got Out.
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131 ratings
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