Fiction (Sorry, quantity or bookseller discounts are not available for this
title.) Published by Down East Books
About the Book
Bring together a wonderfully
varied mix of characters in a once-grand Maine island summer house, leave them
to their own devices over the course of a long, idyllic summer in the late 1940's,
and you have all the ingredients for a fine comedy of manners.
from Dorset House through a special arrangement with Down East Books, this is
pure fictionnot software-related at allfrom one of the most respected
thinkers in the software industry.
Author Tom DeMarco starts with a simple
little love story, weaves in tantalizing details of the old mansion's not totally
respectable history, and adds a hint of gentle satire to create a novel that is
touching, memorable, and deliciously entertaining.
". . . brimming with high spirits and rollicking good humor.
A delightful tale about what is surely paradise on eartha summer in Maine."
Tess Gerritsen author of Gravity
"Never has a young man's loss of innocence seemed so sweet and
touching. . . . I missed this book whenever I had to put it down and rushed to
get back to it."
Lisa Alther author
of Kinflicks and Other Women
"Rarely has an author assembled
such an eccentric yet wholly credible collection of characters. Dark House
Harbor is well-constructed, full of insight, honesty and humor. With all its
plots, subplots, digressions and diversions, the story flows along smoothly and
gently. DeMarco's easy and elegant style, deft and efficient character portrayls,
especially of young people at that precarious coming of age stage of lifeand
lively wit make this comedy of mannersa compelling and satisfying read. Tom DeMarco
is a wonderful storyteller. Don't miss this book."
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