White Fur (Hardcover)

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Elise and Jamey are an unlikely match, but they can't stay away from each other. At first, it's raunchy and raw, and then they grow, they change, they hurt each other, they choose each other, they start over, again, and then again. Libaire writes love and sex the way they really are: messy, terrifying, complicated power struggles that bind you indelibly with another person. I love this book so much that when I finished it my stomach hurt. 

— Amy


Amazon Best Book / Literature + Fiction
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Huffington Post "Great New Books" for Summer 2017
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New York Magazine's Things to Do June 2017

A stunning star-crossed love story set against the glitz and grit of 1980s New York City

When Elise Perez meets Jamey Hyde on a desolate winter afternoon, fate implodes, and neither of their lives will ever be the same. Although they are next-door neighbors in New Haven, they come from different worlds. Elise grew up in a housing project without a father and didn't graduate from high school; Jamey is a junior at Yale, heir to a private investment bank fortune and beholden to high family expectations. Nevertheless, the attraction is instant, and what starts out as sexual obsession turns into something greater, stranger, and impossible to ignore.

The couple moves to Manhattan in search of a new life, and White Fur follows them as they wander through Newport mansions and East Village dives, WASP-establishment yacht clubs and the grimy streets below Canal Street, fighting the forces determined to keep them apart. White Fur combines the electricity of Less Than Zero with the timeless intensity of Romeo and Juliet in this searing, gorgeously written novel that perfectly captures the ferocity of young love.

About the Author

Jardine Libaire is a graduate of Skidmore College and the University of Michigan MFA program. White Fur is her second novel. She lives in Austin, Texas.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780451497925
ISBN-10: 0451497929
Publisher: Hogarth Press
Publication Date: May 30th, 2017
Pages: 320
Language: English