“Part campus novel, part coming-of-age story, THE DRIFTER by Christine Lennon is a compelling and thoughtful debut about how the past can press against the present, and haunt it.”
For two decades, Elizabeth has tried to escape the ghosts of her past. But twenty years after graduating from the University of Florida, her carefully curated life begins to unravel. She is forced to confront the past she’s tried to forget. Elizabeth and her two closest friends, Caroline and Ginny, are having the time of their lives in college. But without warning, their world is suddenly shattered when a series of horrific acts of violence changes their lives forever.
The Drifter sweeps readers from sorority life in the South to the frontlines of the drug-fueled, slacker culture in Manhattan. Elizabeth is forced to acknowledge her role in the death of a friend in order to save her own life. The Drifter is an unforgettable story about the complexities of friendships and the secrets that can destroy us.
Christine Lennon is a Los Angeles-based writer. Before she moved to the West Coast and started her freelance career, she was an editor at W, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Since then, she has written for publications including T, The New York Times style magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Town & Country, W, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Martha Stewart Living, Sunset, C California Style Marie Claire, Self, Net-a-Porter’s Porter and The Edit online magazine—among others. Christine lives in California with her husband, Andrew Reich, and their twins. The Drifter is her first book.