Summer Of The Cicada (Paperback)
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Summer Of The Cicada (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 02/03/2006
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It's 1987 and Joseph Pullman and his parents have just moved to Maritime, Maryland. This is white-picket-fence America, but for fifteen-year-old Joseph the threat of violence at home is as unrelenting as the punishment he receives at school, and his mother is slowly slipping away from reality. Joseph forms an uneasy friendship with the awkward Dean Gillespie and the boys occupy themselves burying animal corpses at the Killing Tree. This is the summer the cicadas are due to come out of their seventeen-year hibernation and Joseph becomes convinced that their arrival will bring his salvation. Meanwhile, Mother is gone and Joseph's father has retreated to his basement workshop. When a local boy goes missing and is finally found unconscious in the woods, Maritime is shaken. Then a second boy disappears and the residents of the town are forced to confront the secrets of the Pullmans' house.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099472230
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 225 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Like To Kill a Mockingbird rewritten from the viewpoint of Boo Radley" * Scotland on Sunday *
"Supremely well imagined...Frequently brilliant and consistently unsettling, Summer of the Cicada will remain with you for quite a while" * Independent *
"The opening scene of Summer of the Cicada lodges itself in the mind and stays there until the final page... the ferocity of the violence, combined with the matter-of-fact way the scene unfolds, leaves an unforgettble impression... It is a measure of the artistry Will Napier brings to his first novel that the harrowing subject matter does not make for a depressing read" * Sunday Telegraph *
"Brilliantly disturbing" * Scotsman *
"'An American version of Iain Banks' Wasp Factory' Rachel Hore, Guardian"

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