PG | | Drama, Romance
During his summer vacation on Nantucket Island in 1942, a youth eagerly awaiting his first sexual encounter finds himself developing an innocent love for a young woman awaiting news on her soldier husband's fate in WWII.
In the novel, it is revealed that after Dorothy left Hermie, new people bought her house.
When I was 15 and my family came to the island for the summer, there weren't as many houses or people as they are now. The geography of the island and the singularity of the sea were far more noticeable then. And if a guy wasn't to die of loneliness...
The boys, the "terrible trio", are walking along the beach after Hermie's first encounter with Dorothy. Her house is in the background. After a while, the scene cuts and they are back where they started.