"At the Shores is a novel of love in America. Set in the Indiana dunes and Chicago, it tells the story of Jerry Engels, an appealing, handsome, middle-class boy, who even in elementary school finds himself forever in love. In high school, he strives to make the grades his academically superb sister made and his parents expect, but as the world becomes erotically charged for him he finds it hard to study. Jerry cares only about girls." "For him, "girls are a kind of blessing. When he saw a girl like Betty Lomax walking through Belfield Hall with a fresh flower tucked into her hair, he felt like kissing her out of gratitude for having bought that flower and put it in her hair." Then, at the end of his junior year, he falls deeply, passionately in love with Rosalind Ingleside, the most beautiful, respected, and wealthy girl in school, and for almost all of one summer, Jerry's dream of loving and being love is fulfilled."--BOOK JACKET.