Awards
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book (nominee)
The time is 1985. Benji, the son of a lawyer and a doctor, is one of the only black kids at an elite prep school in Manhattan. He spends his falls and winters going to roller-disco bar mitzvahs and trying desperately to find a social group that will accept him.

But every summer, Benji and his brother, Reggie, escape to the East End of Sag Harbor, where a small community of African American professionals has built a world of its own. Except Benji is just as confused about this all-black refuge as he is about the white world he negotiates during the school year. He's hopelessly one step behind on every new dance, and his fantasies of hooking up are no match for his own awkwardness, not to mention his braces, his horrid father-cut Afro, or his secret Lite FM addiction.

In this deeply affectionate and fiercely funny coming-of-age novel, Colson Whitehead - using the perpetual mortification of teenage existence and the desperate quest for reinvention - beautifully explores racial and class identity, illustrating the complex rhythms of the adult world.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Used availability for Colson Whitehead's Sag Harbor

Hardback Editions

June 2009 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Sag Harbor (Platinum Readers Circle (Center Point))
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 1-60285-506-4 / 978-1-60285-506-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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April 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sag Harbor: A Novel
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 0-385-52765-9 / 978-0-385-52765-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

May 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sag Harbor
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 0-09-953188-7 / 978-0-09-953188-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sag Harbor
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 0-307-45516-5 / 978-0-307-45516-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sag Harbor
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 1-84655-254-0 / 978-1-84655-254-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Audio Editions

April 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Sag Harbor: A Novel
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 0-7393-8190-3 / 978-0-7393-8190-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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April 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sag Harbor: A Novel
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Random House Audio
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April 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sag Harbor: A Novel
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Random House Audio
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April 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Sag Harbor
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
ISBN: 1-4159-6056-9 / 978-1-4159-6056-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sag Harbor
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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April 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sag Harbor: A Novel
Author(s): Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Anchor
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