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Summerlong
Summerlong
Bakopoulos, Dean2015
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The tensions beneath the surface of Claire and Don Lowry's seemingly contented marriage explode in the bedrooms and backyards of a small town over the course of a long, hot summer, as they discover that married life is not what they had predicted. One night Don, a father of three, leaves his house for an evening stroll, only to wake up the next morning stoned, and sleeping in a hammock next to a young woman he barely knows. His wife, Claire, leaves the house on this same night to go on a midnight run - only to find herself bumming cigarettes and beer outside the all-night convenience store. As the summer lingers and the temperature rises, this quotidian town's adults grow wilder and more reckless while their children grow increasingly confused. Claire, Don, and their neighbors and friends find themselves on an existential odyssey, exploring the most puzzling quandaries of marriage and maturity. When does a fantasy become infidelity? When does compromise become resentment? When does routine become boring monotony?
Main title:
Summerlong / Dean Bakopoulos.
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Edition:
First edition.
Imprint:
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]©2015
Collation:
354 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN:
9780062321169 (hardback)
Dewey class:
813.6
LC class:
PS3602.A593
Language:
English
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Brighton LibraryAdult FictionBAKOAvailable
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