The Gibbs brothers--Spencer and Gabriel--are wealthy young men in 1950s Manhattan. Gabriel is kicked out of prep school and moves in with Spencer, an aspiring writer. On his travels around the city, Gabriel meets and falls in love with the beautiful and mysterious Lillian--who promptly falls in love with Spencer. A New York Times Notable Book for 2002.
When he is expelled from boarding school, Gabriel Gibbs is sent to live with his older brother Spencer in New York. Rather than a punishment, this becomes an exhilarating invitation to a dazzling world, from smoking cigars at the Plaza Hotel to weekend house parties filled with tennis and cocktails. It is in this heady atmosphere -- from white-gloved Park Avenue to literary Greenwich Village -- that Gabriel first glimpses the elusive Lillian Dawes. Free-spirited and mysterious, Lillian captures the imaginations of those in "all the best circles," including both brothers. As their lives entwine, so begins the powerful and poignant unraveling of innocence.
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