The Summer That Melted Everything

Author:   Tiffany McDaniel
Publisher:   St. Martin's Griffin
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9781250131676


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   03 July 2017
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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.

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Author:   Tiffany McDaniel
Publisher:   St. Martin's Griffin
Imprint:   St. Martin's Griffin
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 21.30cm
Weight:   0.381kg
ISBN:  

9781250131676


ISBN 10:   1250131677
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   03 July 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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<b>WINNER OF THE <i>GUARDIAN</i>'S 2016 NOT THE BOOKER PRIZE</b></p> <i>The Summer that Melted Everything</i> is inventive and provocative a meaty and relentlessly good story. <b> Bookreporter.com</b> A haunting Appalachian Gothic novel that calls into question the nature of good and evil. <b><i> Akron Beacon Journal</i></b></p> When word gets out that the devil may be in Breathed, tensions and temperatures will rise, and soon the town will find itself enveloped in full-blown hysteria. A fantastic Jackson-esque debut about rumors, fears, and beliefs. <b> BookRiot</b></p> This debut novel shines with beauty and lyricism. . . Give this to fans of atmospheric fiction, particularly those who enjoy the grit of Donald Ray Pollock, the foreshadowing of Shirley Jackson, and the mounting suspense of Peter Straub. <b> <i>Library Journal</i></b></p> [McDaniel] is capable of stirring powerful emotions...an ambitious novel that will invite thought and surely spark discussion. <b> <i>Booklist</i></b><b></b><b></b> Tiffany McDaniel s<i> The Summer That Melted Everything </i>is a wonderfully original, profoundly unsettling, deeply moving novel that delivers both the shock of fully realized reality and the deep resonance of parable. This is remarkable debut by a splendid young writer. <b> Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize winning author of <i>A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain</i></b></p> In this bold and surprising debut novel, Tiffany McDaniel reveals a new voice in contemporary fiction. At times comic, at times heartbreaking, <i>The Summer That Melted Everything</i>, moves between the future and the past, and gives us a window on a particular time, the hell-hot summer of 1984, and a group of characters George Orwell could not have imagined. In this world nothing is quite what it seems, as mystery and revelation alternate, right up to the end. At times surreal, magical, this story of a family and community incorporates global warming, AIDS, discrimination, fear, mass hysteria, lynching, and martyrdom, but in the end is a love story, warning us not to be too quick in judging what is evil and what is good. <b> Robert Morgan, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Gap Creek</i></b></p> Sometimes there is a novel so strange and beguiling it makes you give up your world for another world, all the while that you are reading it. Such a story is Tiffany McDaniel s tale of an enchanted boy who might be the devil welcomed into a family with no right to their name, Bliss. It will frighten you, and charm you, and break your heart if you allow it . . . and you will allow it, because once this world has hold of you, it won t let you go. <b> Jacquelyn Mitchard, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author <i>The Deep End of the Ocean</i> and <i>Two if by Sea</i></b><b></b><b></b> Tiffany McDaniel s brilliant literary debut is a feast for the mind. Her gifted language and stunning story craft shine a bright light on human nature as she examines the face of good and evil. I enjoyed every single word. <b> Susan Crandall, bestselling author of <i>Whistling Past the Graveyard</i></b><b></b><b></b> Sometimes a book comes along that is so good that it defies all descriptions, but I'll give it a shot anyway: Tiffany McDaniel's astounding and heartbreaking <i>The Summer That Melted Everything</i> reads as if Carson McCullers and Shirley Jackson got together with Nathaniel Hawthorne in some celestial backwater and decided to write the first truly great gothic coming-of-age novel of the twenty-first century. There, I said it. Now read it. <b> Donald Ray Pollock, author of <i>Knockemstiff </i>and<i> The Devil All the Time</i></b><b></b><b></b> It is rare that a narrative makes me question my own beliefs. This book did that very thing. A fine story with a message about truth, trust, family, and the dangers of the devils among us. <b> Suzanne Palmieri, author of <i>The Witch of Bourbon Street</i></b><b></b> <i>The Summer That Melted Everything</i> is a blast of hellfire, humor, and heartbreak that s part Flannery O Connor, part Stephen King, and wholly original. <b> Lou Berney, author of <i>The Long and Faraway Gone</i></b></p> A wondrous debut of a novel. Imagine <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>, seen through the eyes of Neil Gaiman. McDaniel s prose is rich and magical, full of passages of exquisite, strange beauty that ache with bitter truths and old sorrows. You'll not read anything else like it. <b> James Sie, author of <i>Still Life Las Vegas</i></b></p>


<b>WINNER OF THE <i>GUARDIAN</i>'S 2016 NOT THE BOOKER PRIZE</b></p> <i>The Summer that Melted Everything</i> is inventive and provocative...a meaty and relentlessly good story. <b>--Bookreporter.com</b> A haunting Appalachian Gothic novel that calls into question the nature of good and evil. <b><i>--Akron Beacon Journal</i></b></p> When word gets out that the devil may be in Breathed, tensions and temperatures will rise, and soon the town will find itself enveloped in full-blown hysteria. A fantastic Jackson-esque debut about rumors, fears, and beliefs. <b>--BookRiot</b></p> This debut novel shines with beauty and lyricism. . . Give this to fans of atmospheric fiction, particularly those who enjoy the grit of Donald Ray Pollock, the foreshadowing of Shirley Jackson, and the mounting suspense of Peter Straub. <b>--<i>Library Journal</i></b></p> [McDaniel] is capable of stirring powerful emotions...an ambitious novel that will invite thought and surely spark discussion. <b> --<i>Booklist</i></b><b></b><b></b> Tiffany McDaniel's<i> The Summer That Melted Everything </i>is a wonderfully original, profoundly unsettling, deeply moving novel that delivers both the shock of fully realized reality and the deep resonance of parable. This is remarkable debut by a splendid young writer. <b>--Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize winning author of <i>A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain</i></b></p> In this bold and surprising debut novel, Tiffany McDaniel reveals a new voice in contemporary fiction. At times comic, at times heartbreaking, <i>The Summer That Melted Everything</i>, moves between the future and the past, and gives us a window on a particular time, the hell-hot summer of 1984, and a group of characters George Orwell could not have imagined. In this world nothing is quite what it seems, as mystery and revelation alternate, right up to the end. At times surreal, magical, this story of a family and community incorporates global warming, AIDS, discrimination, fear, mass hysteria, lynching, and martyrdom, but in the end is a love story, warning us not to be too quick in judging what is evil and what is good. <b>--Robert Morgan, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Gap Creek</i></b></p> Sometimes there is a novel so strange and beguiling it makes you give up your world for another world, all the while that you are reading it. Such a story is Tiffany McDaniel's tale of an enchanted boy--who might be the devil--welcomed into a family with no right to their name, Bliss. It will frighten you, and charm you, and break your heart if you allow it . . . and you will allow it, because once this world has hold of you, it won't let you go. <b>--Jacquelyn Mitchard, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author <i>The Deep End of the Ocean</i> and <i>Two if by Sea</i></b><b></b><b></b> Tiffany McDaniel's brilliant literary debut is a feast for the mind. Her gifted language and stunning story craft shine a bright light on human nature as she examines the face of good and evil. I enjoyed every single word. <b>--Susan Crandall, bestselling author of <i>Whistling Past the Graveyard</i></b><b></b><b></b> Sometimes a book comes along that is so good that it defies all descriptions, but I'll give it a shot anyway: Tiffany McDaniel's astounding and heartbreaking <i>The Summer That Melted Everything</i> reads as if Carson McCullers and Shirley Jackson got together with Nathaniel Hawthorne in some celestial backwater and decided to write the first truly great gothic coming-of-age novel of the twenty-first century. There, I said it. Now read it. <b>--Donald Ray Pollock, author of <i>Knockemstiff </i>and<i> The Devil All the Time</i></b><b></b><b></b> It is rare that a narrative makes me question my own beliefs. This book did that very thing. A fine story with a message about truth, trust, family, and the dangers of the devils among us. <b>- Suzanne Palmieri, author of <i>The Witch of Bourbon Street</i></b><b></b> <i>The Summer That Melted Everything</i> is a blast of hellfire, humor, and heartbreak that's part Flannery O'Connor, part Stephen King, and wholly original. <b>--Lou Berney, author of <i>The Long and Faraway Gone</i></b></p> A wondrous debut of a novel. Imagine <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>, seen through the eyes of Neil Gaiman. McDaniel's prose is rich and magical, full of passages of exquisite, strange beauty that ache with bitter truths and old sorrows. You'll not read anything else like it. <b>--James Sie, author of <i>Still Life Las Vegas</i></b></p>


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Tiffany McDaniel is a novelist, poet, and visual artist born and raised in Ohio. She is the author of The Summer That Melted Everything and the forthcoming novel Betty.

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