The Hour Between: A Novel
"I love stories about friendship, particularly those in which friendship is recalled under a nostalgic haze...I found the whole thing quite lovely...Stuart knows how to cut the pathos with some sharp wit."--Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company for National Public Radio
When Arthur McDougal is kicked out of Manhattan's toniest boys' school, his parents ship him off to the only place that will take him in--the Christian Science-inflected Spooner School. There, in the woods of Connecticut, Arthur meets Katrina Felt, the charming, troubled daughter of a Hollywood movie star. As Arthur struggles with his sexuality and Katrina's beauty and talent land her in a Broadway musical, the two forge a tender friendship. But while Arthur's confidence grows, Katrina is pulled down by the heartbreaking secrets and sorrows of her past. By year's end, their lives will be changed forever, and their friendship will be over. Set in the late 1960s, "The Hour Between" is a compelling portrait of a time and place, replete with drugs, sex, Andy Warhol, a cast of truly memorable secondary characters, and some of the sharpest and funniest dialogue in recent memory.
Sebastian Stuart has written novels, plays, and screenplays. His last novel was ghostwritten (with acknowledgment): "Charm!" by Kendall Hart, a character on the soap opera "All My Children." "Charm!" spent five weeks on "The New York Times" bestseller list. A native New Yorker, Stuart now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with novelist Stephen McCauley.