"With brutal honesty and wit, Pilkington wonderfully depicts the
male mind struggling to navigate that perilous junction where
sex and love intersect."
Author of This Is Where I Leave You
"Summer Shares is a fun read but not afraid of
darker undercurrents which surface at the end. With precise,
easy-flowing prose, Kevin Pilkington brings us quickly into the
world where his lead character is a slightly naïve young man who
wants love, sex and companionship but not necessarily in that
order. In fact, like many young men of that time and even now,
the exact order of those significant wants is never really
clear. And that confusion is what lies at the very heart of male
loneliness. Love doesn’t always lead to sex and sex doesn’t
always lead to love. Summer Shares is about just that, ‘sharing’
and what companionship really means."
Author of The Third Miracle
was 1981 and Chris MacCauley was nursing a
broken heart, a bruised ego and his own post-adolescent
resistance to his rite of passage into adult maturity.
This satiric novel
grapples with the social and sexual issues that confront the
lives of a group of young New Yorkers who share a beach house in
The Hamptons from Memorial to Labor Day. It is during that
summer when The Hamptons just began to grow in popularity before
becoming the exclusive enclave it is today. The narrator and
central character, in a voice reminiscent of the first person
"J.D. Salinger narrative style," is wounded from a disastrous
love affair with his ex-girlfriend, Laura. He decides that
spending a summer in the Hamptons would be the best emotional
therapy he could undertake.
Hardcover $27.99 / Kindle