Summerlong: A Novel
The author of Please Don't Come Back from the Moon and My American Unhappiness delivers his breakout novel: a deft and hilarious exploration of the simmering tensions beneath the surface of a contented marriage which explode in the bedrooms and backyards of a small town over the course of a long, hot summer.
In the sweltering heat of one summer in a small Midwestern town, Claire and Don Lowry discover that married life isn't quite as they'd 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? Can Claire and Don survive everything that befalls them in this one summer, forgive their mistakes, and begin again?
Award-winning writer Dean Bakopoulos delivers a brutally honest and incredibly funny novel about the strange and tenuous ties that bind us, and the strange and unlikely places we find connection. Full of mirth, melancholy, and redemption, Summerlong explores what happens when life goes awry.
City and town life
City and town life -- Middle West -- Fiction
Humorous stories, American
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Marital conflict -- Fiction
Married people -- Fiction
Small cities -- Fiction
Small cities -- Middle West -- Fiction
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|Grouping Author||bakopoulos dean|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-15 22:45:21PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-15 00:12:25AM|
|available_at_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast|
|detailed_location_catalog||Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Hermitage - Adult Audiobook, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Southeast - Adult Audiobook|
|display_description||The tensions beneath the surface of Claire and Don Lowry's seemingly contented marriage explode in the bedrooms and backyards of a small Midwestern town over the course of a long, hot summer, as they discover that married life is not what they had predicted.|
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|isbn||9780062321169, 9780062321183, 9781681411033, 9781681411057|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000465446|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,||354 pages ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000468347|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Dreamscape Media,||9 audio discs (10 hr., 21 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:694d4fa6-26eb-4d44-8bf9-4166a7c63277|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2015|, overdrive:de01fe9a-93df-4ff2-a9b3-77eb637a765a|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Dreamscape Media|2015||
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, City and town life -- Middle West -- Fiction, Humorous stories, American, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Marital conflict -- Fiction, Married people -- Fiction, Small cities -- Fiction, Small cities -- Middle West -- Fiction|
|title_full||Summerlong, Summerlong / Dean Bakopoulos, Summerlong A Novel, Summerlong [sound recording] / Dean Bakopoulos|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, City and town life, Fiction, Humor (Fiction), Humorous stories, American, Literature, Man-woman relationships, Marital conflict, Married people, Small cities|