Hot Season by Susan DeFreitasHot Season by Susan DeFreitas

Hot Season

bySusan DeFreitas

Paperback | November 1, 2016

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In the tinder-dry Southwest, three eco-minded  roommates—students at Deep Canyon College, known for its radical politics—are looking for love, adventure, and the promise of a bigger life that led them West.

But when the FBI comes to town in pursuit of an alum wanted for “politically motivated crimes of property,” rumor has it that undercover agents are enrolled in classes, making the college dating scene just a bit more sketchy than usual.

Katie, an incoming freshman, will discover a passion for activism that will put her future in jeopardy; Jenna, in her second semester, will find herself seduced by deception; and Rell, a senior, will discover her voice, her calling, and love where she least expects it.

Title:Hot SeasonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.48 inPublished:November 1, 2016Publisher:Harvard Square EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941861288

ISBN - 13:9781941861288


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could not put it down! I read this in one snowy afternoon, curled up by the fire. I loved this book. I was reminded of experiences from my university years. The young adults are not quite fully formed, blundering through activism, love, loss and trying to find their place in the world. Their common purpose to try to save a river in their town takes them on a journey in search of identity and purpose. Charming and evocative.
Date published: 2017-02-06

Editorial Reviews

"A beautiful book that asks the crucial question, is it worse to destroy a dam or to destroy a river? Which is to say, how do we live our conscience on a crowded, corrupted planet?"-Monica Drake, author of The Stud Book "Susan DeFreitas's powerful, timely novel asks big questions-not only about water rights and the importance of riparian corridors in the West, but about what it means to fight for the natural world."-Michaela Carter, author of FurtherOut Than You Thought "Hot Season, Susan DeFreitas's finely wrought debut novel, explores the charged terrain where the youthful search for identity meets environmental activism and the romantic, illicit lure of direct action. A compelling book."-Cari Luna, Oregon Book Award winner,author of The Revolution of Every Day "In Susan DeFreitas's riveting debut, the desert looms large over the dreams and desires of three friends contending with big questions - such as who to love, who to trust, and what to sacrifice for the greater good. A tale of youth, lust, and activism, Hot Season is a beguiling college novel in the tradition of The Secret History."-Mo Daviau, author of Every Anxious Wave Praise for Susan DeFreitas "Terrific."-Jess Walter, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Beautiful Ruins "Irresistible-funny and whip smart and dead-on."-David Long, author of The Inhabited World