The Summer That Melted Everything (Hardback)
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The Summer That Melted Everything (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 11/08/2016
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Winner of The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize Fielding Bliss has 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.

Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 9781925228519
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 29 mm
Edition: New edition

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“If ever there was an exceptional debut novel. This is it. ”

There are times as a book reviewer when a book lands on your desk and you are holding the book and you have no real idea what the book is about then you read the enclosed press release and suddenly your mind and... More

Hardback edition
29th August 2016
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“The devil really is in the details of this book.”

I went into this book without having a clue what it was about. I usually hate doing that but in this case, it worked in my favour because it isn't usually a book I would think about picking up. This novel tells... More

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8th August 2016
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