Publisher description for In summer / Jeremy Jackson.


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Summertime. If you close your eyes you can feel the warm sun on your skin, hear the leaves rustling in the breeze, smell the freshly mown lawn just up the street. Summer is a lush territory. Summer is a realm of its own. And summer can encompass you in a way no other season can. It can swallow you up.

The summer after high school is a time of change for Leo Peery. Upon learning the stunning truth behind why his mother has been acting so distant, Leo throws himself into complex relationships, confused as to whether he hopes to find himself or lose himself amid the complications. With the helpful distractions of bicycle accidents, regretful ex-girlfriends, diving accidents, and the tragic death of a jeep, Leo hopes to forget his troubles. Caught between childhood and adulthood, he will learn before fall the consequences of his actions, and the importance of being honest with himself and the people in his life.

A lush and lyrical trip through the exuberance that is the last summer before responsibility, In Summer tells the story of boundaries we have all crossed. With deceptively effortless writing centering the reader directly in Leo's experiences, Jeremy Jackson creates enormous emotional impact. The joys of summer are simple and satisfying the sorrows are striking and large. Jackson, author of the critically acclaimed novel Life at These Speeds, has written a stunning tale of personal transformation that manages to simultaneously portray the beauties and brutalities of life.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: High school graduates Fiction, Cancer Patients Fiction, Mothers and sons Fiction, Teenage boys Fiction, Summer Fiction