The Hottest State

3.34 avg rating
( 2,787 ratings by GoodReads )
9780002255509: The Hottest State

When William and Jane meet in a New York bar it isn't quite love at first sight. Each is intrigued by the other, though cautious and unsure. This debut novel explores the compulsion of burning desire and the chill of rejection.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.


‘A sharp, moving tale’

‘A lust story that crackles and burns like a firework… a likeable book, nicely filled with meditations on absent fathers, doubts about masculinity and a cast of feckless characters who have more hang-ups than a cloakroom.’

‘The ideal gift for that ever-so-slightly-self-absorbed young person of your dreams.’

‘An impressive debut’
Daily Telegraph

From the Back Cover:

With disarming emotional honesty, Ethan Hawke's first novel captures that agitated, electric moment between youth and adulthood when every new feeling becomes a source of mystery and wonder, and every experience seems overlaid with staggering possibility or certain doom. Hawke's narrator will be disconcertingly familiar to anyone who has ever felt the fierceness of young love: Meeting Sarah catapults William into a world of shame and ardor and unspeakable tenderness, and in six head-spinning months he comes to know both the restless, overmastering ache of first love and the wild and ruinous grief it leaves behind.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


Ethan Hawke
Published by Flamingo (1997)
ISBN 10: 0002255502 ISBN 13: 9780002255509
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Flamingo, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2255502

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds