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The Resource The Summer That Melted Everything

The Summer That Melted Everything

Label
The Summer That Melted Everything
Title
The Summer That Melted Everything
Statement of responsibility
Tiffany McDaniel
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Language
eng
Summary
Winner of The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize Fielding Bliss has never never forgotten the summer of 1984: the year a heatwave scorched the small town of Breathed, Ohio. The year he became friends with the devil. When local prosecutor Autopsy Bliss publishes an invitation to the devil to come to the country town of Breathed, Ohio, nobody quite expects that he will turn up. They especially don't expect him to turn up as a tattered and bruised thirteen-year-old boy. Fielding, the son of Autopsy, finds the boy outside the courthouse and brings him home, and he is welcomed into the Bliss family. The Blisses believe the boy, who calls himself Sal, is a runaway from a nearby farm town. Then, as a series of strange incidents implicate Sal — and riled by the feverish heatwave baking the town from the inside out — there are some around town who start to believe that maybe Sal is exactly who he claims to be. But whether he's a traumatised child or the devil incarnate, Sal is certainly one strange fruit: he talks in riddles, his uncanny knowledge and understanding reaches far outside the realm of a normal child — and ultimately his eerily affecting stories of Heaven, Hell, and earth will mesmerise and enflame the entire town. Devastatingly beautiful, The Summer That Melted Everything is a captivating story about community, redemption, and the dark places where evil really lies. PRAISE FOR TIFFANY MCDANIEL 'There's more than an echo of To Kill a Mockingbird here ... though Fielding's journey from innocence to experience is a whole lot darker than Scout's ... Atmosphere is key when it comes to southern gothic, and the summer heat licks like hellfire through McDaniel's pages ... The Summer That Melted Everything is a genuinely unnerving, deliciously dark tale of the evil that lies in ordinary people.' The Independent 'Gently written, allegorical, domestic, with myths of the underworld explored like never before through the eyes of a man looking back on his sins. One of the most beautiful books of the year.' The Listener
Summary
" Fielding Bliss has never forgotten the summer of 1984: the year a heat wave scorched Breathed, Ohio. The year he became friends with the devil. Sal seems to appear out of nowhere - a bruised and tattered thirteen-year-old boy claiming to be the devil himself answering an invitation. Fielding Bliss, the son of a local prosecutor, brings him home where he's welcomed into the Bliss family, assuming he's a runaway from a nearby farm town. When word spreads that the devil has come to Breathed, not everyone is happy to welcome this self-proclaimed fallen angel. Murmurs follow him and tensions rise, along with the temperatures as an unbearable heat wave rolls into town right along with him. As strange accidents start to occur, riled by the feverish heat, somein the town start to believe that Sal is exactly who he claims to be. While the Bliss family wrestles with their own personal demons, a fanatic drives the town to the brink of a catastrophe that will change this sleepy Ohio backwater forever. "--
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Tone
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10481457
Cataloging source
BT
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McDaniel, Tiffany
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Romance
Target audience
adult
Label
The Summer That Melted Everything
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781925307344
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optical disk
Label
The Summer That Melted Everything
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4f96bf04-8342-48d6-bb3d-2d466bc573be
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781925307344
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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