Under A Dark Summer Sky

Under A Dark Summer Sky

A Novel

Paperback - 2015
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Under a Dark Summer Skyis a stunning debut novel, at once a love story set in a time of great turmoil and a vivid depiction a vicious hurricane.

Florida, 1935. In Heron Key, relationships are as tangled as the swamp's mangrove roots. It's been eighteen long years since Henry went away to war. Still, Missy has waited, cleaning the Kincaids' house and counting the stars. Now he's back, but she barely recognizes the desperate, destitute veteran he's become -- unsure of his future, ashamed of his past. When a white woman is found beaten nearly to death after the Fourth of July barbecue, suspicion falls on him immediately. As tensions rise in the small community, the barometer starts to plummet -- a massive hurricane is on its way.

Based on real historical events,Under a Dark Summer Skyevokes what happens when people, sweating under the weightof their pasts, are tested to the absolute limits of their endurance.

Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, 2015.
ISBN: 9781492612506
Characteristics: pages cm


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Dec 01, 2016

I am not a fan of topic about racial discrimination. But I liked this book. It is written in really good language. Description of hurricane in 1935 and aftermath - impressive.


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