This is definitely the last book I’ll read from Anita Shreve. Tried two more and they stank up to high heaven. This one was slightly better but not by much. Other books:
I’ve read this type of story before. Sex tape surfaces at public school and there is an underage girl involved. The beginning of the novel introduces us to a devastating videotape that involves two boys 18 years old, one boy 19 years old and a very young girl, aged 14. The tape shows them involved in very explicit sexual acts. They are all very clearly drunk. This tape ends up falling into the headmaster’s hands and he scrambles to keep it contained within the Academy’s walls. However, this doesn’t happen and from that point on everything spirals out of control.
Anita Shreve checks each of the character’s motivations and reactions and pieces the story back together into a narrative epic.