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Author: Nick White Narrator: Michael Crouch Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2017 ISBN: 9781524776701
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**Named One of Book Riot’s BEST QUEER BOOKS OF 2017**

“Packed with story and drama … If Tennessee Williams’s ‘Suddenly Last Summer’ could be transposed to the 21st-century South, where queer liberation co-exists alongside the stubborn remains of fire and brimstone, it might read something like this juicy, moving hot mess of a novel.” –Tim Murphy, The Washington Post 

A searing debut novel centering around a gay-to-straight conversion camp in Mississippi and a man's reckoning with the trauma he faced there as a teen.

Camp Levi, nestled in the Mississippi countryside, is designed to “cure” young teenage boys of their budding homosexuality. Will Dillard, a midwestern graduate student, spent a summer at the camp as a teenager, and has since tried to erase the experience from his mind. But when a fellow student alerts him that a slasher movie based on the camp is being released, he is forced to confront his troubled history and possible culpability in the death of a fellow camper.

As past and present are woven together, Will recounts his “rehabilitation,” eventually returning to the abandoned campgrounds to solve the mysteries of that pivotal summer, and to reclaim his story from those who have stolen it. With a masterful confluence of sensibility and place, How to Survive a Summer is a searing, unforgettable novel that introduces an exciting new literary voice.

“Clear and moving, revealing White’s talent in evoking the complexities of the rural South.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Packed with story and drama…If Tennessee Williams’ ‘Suddenly Last Summer’ could be transposed to the twenty-first-century South, where queer liberation co-exists alongside the stubborn remains of fire and brimstone, it might read something like this juicy, moving, hot mess of a novel.”

    Washington Post

  • “Clear and moving, revealing White’s talent in evoking the complexities of the rural South.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Shortlisted for the Crook’s Corner Book Prize
  • A BookRiot Pick of Best Books of 2017

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 emily |-/ | 10/22/2018

    " god, this book. this story gripped me from start to finish. the story of this main character is so tragic yet real for so many. Michael crouch, as usual, does a great job narrating. (his accent was a little distracting at first, but by the time I was like halfway through I didn't notice any real problem with it at all.) for any one looking for a touching lgbt story, check this out. "

About the Author

Michael Crouch is an Audie Award–winning actor based in New York City. His audiobook narration has also earned numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine and Best of the Year accolades from Booklist, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. He can also be heard on national commercials, cartoons, video games, and the animé series Pokémon XY and Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V.

About the Narrator

Michael Crouch is an actor based in New York City. His audiobook narration has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, and Best of the Year accolades from Booklist, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. He can also be heard on national commercials, cartoons, video games, and the animé series Pokémon XY and Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V.