High White Sound by Hannah Herchenbach
A girl runs away from post-9/11 New York to live with a tribe of kids on an island at the end of the world
Most people were shocked when Wall Street collapsed, but not Addison Banks – her friends were responsible for it. At nineteen, she had more than most kids ever dream. She escaped the Midwest and set out for a new life in New York City. But the Ivy League held only doctors, bankers and lawyers – not because they wanted to be, but rather because they were too scared to try anything different.
Addison flees in a panic and ends up on a faraway island, where she discovers a band of twenty-something kids carousing on a beach under the watchful eye of a charming rogue named Jack Anodyne. Jack quickly takes Addison under his wing and leads her to their backwards hedonistic paradise in the underground of an abandoned city. But as Addison spends more time with them, she wonders one thing: if these kids are as happy as one could ever be, what happens when you have to leave?
A blend of comedy, social commentary and based on a true story, High White Sound is what would have happened if Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby ran away to an island with Neal Cassady.
- Classification: Moderate
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- First submitted Oct. 17, 2011
- Last updated Oct. 17, 2011
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