WHITE FUR by Jardine Libaire & GIVEAWAY


I like to say “rumor has it, I spent the ’80s in New York City,” so anytime I get to read a novel about Manhattan in the ’80s, I feel like I’m catching up with what I must have been participating in. I remember enough to know life moved pretty fast. I don’t say this as a form of braggadocio, in fact, I’m kind of embarrassed. It’s more like I’m learning what happened during much of that lost decade.

In Jardine Libaire’s second adult novel, WHITE FUR(HogarthBooks) readers better buckle up because this book is an E-ride. It’s 1980s drugs and rock ‘n roll in the supersonic lane, baby!

When Elise Perez meets Jamey Hyde on a desolate winter afternoon, fate implodes, and neither of their lives will ever be the same. Although they are next-door neighbors in New Haven, they come from different worlds. Elise grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, in public housing without a father and didn’t graduate from high school. Jamey’s from a privileged family, attended Yale and in line to inherit the family’s private investment banking firm. The family expects great things from their “little prince.”

The attraction between Elise and Jamey is instant, and what starts out as a sexual obsession turns into something greater, stranger and impossible to ignore. They move into Manhattan, Jamey’s family tries without any success to break-up this train-wreck of a relationship. One night out with old friends, turns into something they can’t turn back from. Jamey and Elise finds themselves not only fighting for their love, but their lives.

Considering the novel opens with Elise holding a shotgun to Jamey’s chest, readers get an idea right from the start what’s ahead. It’s not your typical love story. It’s rough, gritty, filthy, sexy, real, honest and courageous. WHITE FUR is a novel you may or may not want to read, but if you do, you won’t forget it. It will affect you. That says a great deal for Jardine Libaire’s prose and storytelling ability. Personally, I can’t wait to read what she writes next.

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About Jardine Libaire

Jardine Libaire is a graduate of Skidmore College and the University of Michigan MFA program, where she was a winner of the Hopwood Award. White Fur is her second novel for adults. She lives in Austin, Texas.

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Thanks to TLC Book Tours http://www.tlcbooktours.com  and Hogarth Books, we have one copy of WHITE FUR to giveaway. Just tell us about a “Romeo and Juliet-esque” kind-of romance you’ve experienced …. or what book you’re looking forward to reading this summer. We’ll announce a winner Monday.

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12 thoughts on “WHITE FUR by Jardine Libaire & GIVEAWAY

  1. When I was 15, I met a cute boy at the beach who was 19 and happened to be from the same city as me. So when we got back home, I just knew I was going to go see him at the mall, etc. My dad said absolutely not, no way. He wouldn’t even let me talk to him on the phone. There plenty of teenage sulking and me totally not understanding at the time. I have to say, I’m thankful now. I was not ready for that! This book sounds incredible!

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  2. I was 16 and the guy was 22 and I guess we all know how long I was grounded when the parental units figured out he was not my high school buddy . … and it was never really a thing.

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  3. When I first started dating my now husband my family was not too excited. He wasn’t thrilled with them either. He has tattoos, rode a Harley, and was a bit rough around the edges. My fam is full of pastors and church folk. Once they got to know each other it all worked out but at first it was not quite accepted.

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  4. I had a very tumultuous relationship with the father of my 2 oldest kids, and it lasted off and on for 17 years. We were like fire & ice, oil & vinegar. We loved hard, fought harder. It was one of those epic loves that was never meant to last, but one you will never get over. We were no good for each other, and no matter how much passion there was between us, we always ended up hurting each other. He passed away from brain cancer 8 years ago this July, and even though I am married to another man now whom I love immensely, when he died he took part of me with him. Thanks so much!

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  5. It was the summer of 1983 and I was camping with my 3 sisters and our 5 kids. It was soon to be July 4th weekend and husband’s and friends were arriving. Mine wasn’t coming…things had been bad for some time. I was going to enjoy this weekend! Then my sister’s recently divorced neighbor and his daughter, who lived with him, arrived. When he got out of his car, I couldn’t take my eyes off of him! He was an instant and lustful attraction to me. What I didn’t know was that he felt the same way towards me. Needless to say, I came back to my hometown the next week and filed for a divorce. My attractive man and I started seeing each other immediately. Lucky for us our 3 girls loved each other. We’ve now been married for almost 33 years and are more in love than ever. Has it all come easily? No! Marriage is always a work in progress if it’s going to be a good one. Yes, I want to read this book about the 1980’s, sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. It all really happened and we were a part of it in many ways!! That was just how the 1980’s were lived by most of us. I am truly looking forward to reading: WHITE FUR by Jardine Libaire!

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  6. A summer romance at a Catskills hotel which was memorable, unforgettable, and amazing. I was vacationing there for the first time ever, for a week and met this young man who was my age. We were together for the entire week. i wish now that I had pursued and never let him go. he was the real thing and had a wonderful character and personality. I will never forget that week and the ensuing meetings.

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  7. I can’t wait to read some of my favorite Southern authors! Dorothea Benton Frank, Mary Alice Monroe, Patti Callahan Henry are just a few!!!!


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