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  • Location: Cape May, New Jersey

Cape May

Cape May

Why a Booktrail?

1957: A married couple think that their humdrum lives need a boost..

  • ISBN: 978-1474609531
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Henry and Effie, young newlyweds from Georgia, arrive in Cape May, New Jersey, for their honeymoon. It’s the end of the season and the town is deserted. As they tentatively discover each other, they begin to realize that everyday married life might be disappointingly different from their happily-ever-after fantasy.

Just as they get ready to cut the trip short, a decadent and glamorous set suddenly sweep them up into their drama – Clara, a beautiful socialite who feels her youth slipping away; Max, a wealthy playboy and Clara’s lover; and Alma, Max’s aloof and mysterious half-sister.

The empty beach town becomes their playground, and as they sneak into abandoned summer homes, go sailing, walk naked under the stars, make love, and drink a great deal of gin, Henry and Effie slip from innocence into betrayal, with irrevocable consequences that reverberate through the rest of their lives…

Travel Guide

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Cape May

In the author intro:

It’s the off season in Cape May and the town is mostly deserted, and as they sneak into abandoned summer homes, go sailing, walked naked under the stars and drink a massive amount of gin, Henry and Effie moved from naive devotion to betrayal, with consequences that will echo through the rest of their lives”

Cape May…

“Cape May really was beautiful, the edge of the ocean stretched off into the distance ahead of them, on one side the beach and the tall grasses and , father off, the big Victorian hotels, the columns and stripe awnings. Signal Creek seemed so dreary in comparison.”


BookTrail Boarding Pass: Cape May

Destination: Cape May, New Jersey Author/guide: Chip Cheek Departure Time: 1957

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