Life Guards in the Hamptons
Overview - Graphic novelist Willow Tate is a Visualizer, able to draw images of beings from the realm of Faerie and possibly to "draw" them from their world to ours in the process. Maybe she shouldn't have decided to make her latest book about the god from Faerie whom she'd "rescued" when the fire bugs came to her for help. Read more...
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More About Life Guards in the Hamptons by Celia Jerome
Graphic novelist Willow Tate is a Visualizer, able to draw images of beings from the realm of Faerie and possibly to "draw" them from their world to ours in the process. Maybe she shouldn't have decided to make her latest book about the god from Faerie whom she'd "rescued" when the fire bugs came to her for help. Or maybe she just shouldn't have given him a part fish/part fowl sidekick. Had the creature shown up in Paumanok Harbor because she'd drawn it, or had she drawn it because it was calling out to her for assistance?
Either way, more weird things are happening in the Hamptons: robberies, embezzlement, rare bird sightings, rogue waves, and dolphins keeping the surfers out of the water. And though Willow swears she has nothing to do with any of it, none of the locals really believe her. Except, of course, the hero of her latest book--patterned after the new man in her life, a handsome Harbor veterinarian--happens to be a sea god....
- ISBN-13: 9780756407254
- ISBN-10: 0756407257
- Publisher: Daw Books
- Publish Date: May 2012
- Page Count: 308
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
- Dimensions: 6.83 x 4.26 x 0.91 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.34 pounds
Willow Tate Novels
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Fans of Jerome’s Willow Tate, a cheerfully melodramatic writer and Visualizer, will find much to enjoy in her fourth adventure. Willow tries to stay away from her psychic-ridden hometown of Paumanok Harbor and its hunky but incontrovertibly normal veterinarian, Matt, but is inevitably drawn back by a combination of mysteries, family obligations, and savage arthropods. Her part in the rescue of sea god M’ma (in 2011’s Fire Works in the Hamptons) has attracted more supernatural attention, including a seabird with a speech impediment and a vengeful sea serpent bent on destroying Paumanok Harbor. Willow is an unlikely but affable protagonist, undercutting her neurotic self-absorption with cheerful humor and a strong desire to perform good deeds. Unfortunately, she never actually does very much, and the big climaxes aren’t so much experienced as discussed at length. Agent: Anne Bohner, Pen & Ink Literary. (May)