East End... Connecticut?


An interesting article by James Barron in the New York Times about the real location of West Egg (where Gatsy lived), which is generally though to be Great Neck, Long Island. However, Robert Steven Williams, Richard Webb Jr., and Barbara Probst Solomon believe it was also inspired by Westport, Connecticut, where Scott and Zelda lived in 1920. And they believe Daisy's famous East Egg dock may have been in Westport as well. Maybe we'll have to do another variation on our sticker, for those who favor the theory: East Egg, CT. You can order the L.I. version you see below for $5.95 with free shipping.