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The Hottest State

The Hottest State

Author(s): Ethan Hawke

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

In this slim debut novel, he tells a coming-of-age tale of a fairly unpleasant young actor from Texas named William who lives in Manhattan and is working his way through an ugly little relationship with a singer/songwriter named Sarah. William’s parents married young and split up early and he’s not too happy with the world at large. Sarah can’t quite make heads or tails of her mother. The pair has sex in the bathroom and talks quite a bit about their relationship.

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