Summerlong: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

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.

More Details
ISBN:
9780062321169
9780062321183
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID92ff0fd3-880a-b316-f660-05739b7b9bea
Grouping Titlesummerlong
Grouping Authorbakopoulos dean
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-01-23 04:38:23AM
Last Indexed2020-01-23 04:39:40AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorDean Bakopoulos
author_displayBakopoulos, Dean
available_at_arlingtonCentral
collection_arlingtonAdult Fiction
detailed_location_arlingtonCentral Adult Fiction
display_descriptionThe 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.
format_arlingtonBook
eBook
format_category_arlingtonBooks
eBook
id92ff0fd3-880a-b316-f660-05739b7b9bea
isbn9780062321169
9780062321183
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:694d4fa6-26eb-4d44-8bf9-4166a7c63277-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
ils:.b14796144.i19910046Central Adult FictionF BAKOP1falsefalseOn ShelfSep 17, 2018caf
itype_arlingtonHardback
last_indexed2020-01-23T09:39:40.022Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_arlingtonF BAKOP
Online OverDrive
owning_library_arlingtonArlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlingtonCentral
primary_isbn9780062321169
publishDate2015
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:694d4fa6-26eb-4d44-8bf9-4166a7c63277eBookeBookEnglishHarperCollins2015
ils:.b14796144BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishEcco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]354 pages ; 24
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:694d4fa6-26eb-4d44-8bf9-4166a7c63277-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b14796144.i19910046On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetMarital conflict -- Fiction
Spouses -- Fiction
Summer -- Fiction
title_displaySummerlong
title_fullSummerlong / Dean Bakopoulos
Summerlong A Novel
title_shortSummerlong
title_subA Novel
topic_facetFiction
Humor (Fiction)
Literature