The Summer That Melted Everything: A Novel

July 26, 2016|
The Summer That Melted Everything: A Novel by Tiffany Mcdaniel
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The devil comes to Ohio in Tiffany McDaniel's breathtaking and heartbreaking literary debut novel, The Summer That Melted Everything.

*Winner of The Guardian's 2016 "Not the Booker" Prize and the Ohioana Readers' Choice Award
*Goodreads Choice Award nominee for "Best Fiction" and "Best Debut"

"A wonderfully original, profoundly unsettling, deeply moving novel that delivers both the shock of fully realized reality and the deep resonance of parable...A remarkable debut."
-Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

"A haunting Appalachian Gothic novel that calls into question the nature of good and evil." -Akron Beacon Journal

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 temperature as an unbearable heat wave rolls into town right along with him. As strange accidents start to occur, riled by the feverish heat, some in the town start to believe that Sal is exactly who he claims to be. While the Bliss family wrestle with their own personal demons, a fanatic drives the town to the brink of a catastrophe that will change this sleepy Ohio backwater forever.

Title:The Summer That Melted Everything: A NovelFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:320 pages, 9.62 X 6.37 X 1.17 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 9.62 X 6.37 X 1.17 inPublished:July 26, 2016Publisher:St. Martin's Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250078067

ISBN - 13:9781250078063

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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