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What dies in summer [a novel]

by Wright, Tom, 1953 April 28-

Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 2012 2012
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Summary
A riveting Southern Gothic coming-of-age debut by a major new talent. "I did what I did, and that's on me." From that tantalizing first sentence, Tom Wright sweeps listeners up in a tale of lost innocence. Jim has a touch of the Sight. It's nothing too spooky and generally useless, at least until the summer his cousin L.A. moves in with him and their grandmother. When Jim and L.A. discover the body of a girl--brutally raped and murdered--in a field, an investigation begins that will put both their lives in danger.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A fatherless boy who has "a touch of the Sight" teams up with his only cousin to find a killer in Wright's seductively suspenseful coming-of-age novel. Teenager James Beaudry lives in Texas with his sage Gram, who has raised him with a stern hand and warm heart. All is bucolic until cousin Lee Ann ("L.A.") arrives, shaken by some domestic trauma. Just as L.A. warms to life at Gram's, James has a vision of a dead girl, a vision eerily confirmed when he and L.A. discover the brutalized body of a local girl. Soon James and L.A. discover that someone has been snooping in their house, and that the dead girl they found was just one of a string of murders. Their sleuthing is aided by James's continued visions of dead girls who impart a cryptic message that could place L.A. in harm's way. Wright, a practicing psychologist, expertly weaves together a literary tapestry of self-discovery, brutal sadistic violence, custodial battles, and tender, burgeoning sexuality, leaving readers spellbound by a story that delivers on several levels. The author's impressive, multitiered storytelling talents are on brilliant display in this entrancing, impressive debut. Agent: Victoria Hobbs, A.M. Heath, U.K. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Extended families Fiction
Girls Crimes against Fiction
Suspense
Fiction
Bildungsromans.
Audiobooks.
Publisher Ashland :Blackstone Publishing2012
2012
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Patton, Chris, narrator.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Chris Patton.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive WMA Audiobook
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Requires OverDrive Media Console 1.0 / 1.0 (Windows Mobile) or OverDrive Media Console 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9781455158966
9781483067803
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