Sampson 301 is a creative non-fiction book that follows 5 friends in their last year in a boarding prep school in Maine. They and other friends try and entertain themselves in the backwoods of Maine through winter and social stigma. Economic snobbery, gay identity and the never ending search for the meaning of life and romance are all addressed in 8 months in a 1985 and 1986.
This story does it’s best to show how young men deal with fear of failure, lack of identity, family pressure and overcoming a perception of their own pasts that is as much fiction as fact. Graduation brings an end but it stars with meetings in the halls and games played to entertain while skirting the administration.