Title: The Hottest State: A Novel
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Little Brown & Co.
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Inscribed by Author
An attractive, fine copy in a fine, mylar protected DJ. Inscribed and signed by the author in 1997. 4th printing; 8vo., 196 pages. 0.0 0.0 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 19585
Synopsis: This title follows the story of young William Harding, who unexpectedly finds himself falling for Sarah and, in three short months, feels the joy of first love and the heartache left behind when it ends.
Review: Yes, it's "that" Ethan Hawke. Ethan Hawke the actor. In this slim debut novel, he tells a coming-of-age tale of a fairly unpleasant young actor from Texas named William who lives in Manhattan and is working his way through an ugly little relationship with a singer/songwriter named Sarah. William's parents married young and split up early and he's not too happy with the world at large. Sarah can't quite make heads or tails of her mother. The pair has sex in the bathroom and talks quite a bit about their relationship. It all has a certain ring of truth, but at this point it's probably safe to say that Hawke's movie agent will probably make a better living off the young actor/writer than Hawke's literary agent.
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