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A searing debut novel centering around a gay-to-straight conversion camp in Mississippi and a man's reckoning with the trauma he faced there as a teen.

Grad student Will Dillard has largely buried memories of the summer he spent at a camp intended to "cure" homosexuality. But when he finds out a horror movie based on the camp is hitting theaters, he's forced to face his past - and his role in another camper's death.

As he recounts the events surrounding his "failed rehabilitation", Will strikes out on an impromptu road trip back home to Mississippi, eventually returning to the abandoned campgrounds to solve the mysteries of that pivotal summer. With a masterful confluence of sensibility and place, How to Survive a Summer introduces an exciting new literary voice from the American South.

©2017 Nick White (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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Captures the Subtleties of People and Place

Novel captures the specifics of its characters and locations. Narrator's accent is perfect for it.

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  • Jeff
  • Blue Bell, PA, United States
  • 06-20-17

I literally could not get through it!

What did you like best about How to Survive a Summer? What did you like least?

The narrator.

Has How to Survive a Summer turned you off from other books in this genre?

The stream of consciousness was absolutely impossible to follow.

What about Michael Crouch’s performance did you like?

Narration was good.

Do you think How to Survive a Summer needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I hope not. Not until the author figures out what story they are trying to tell.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful