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… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

If you’re looking for a sustained, intensely meaningful performance, the novel may disappoint. But if you’re down for a fling — complete with titillating premises and foregone conclusions — then dive in. It’s summertime, after all.

Bakopoulos has created characters so alive, you swear the pages are breathing.

this is a story that's haunted by death and sorrow and the terrible heartbreak of growing old. It captures the panic and the desperation of turning the corner on youth.

Book Details  

Publisher: Ecco (June 16, 2015)

Language: English

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