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Summer's House: A Novel

4.25  ·  Rating Details ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
In Eric Gabriel Lehman's luminous and compelling novel, Summer's House, three characters who each inhabit a very different aspect of New York City each find themselves searching for a place where they truly belong. Raymond, an overly cerebral seventeen-year-old, has decided it's time for him to fall in love yet struggles with his own desires. Jerome is an unrecognized poet ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 7th 2001 by Stonewall Inn Editions (first published June 9th 2000)
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Robert Dunbar
May 12, 2016 Robert Dunbar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Dangers lurk for these characters. They struggle against poverty and mental illness, against threats of violent crime and imminent homelessness. Yet they also strive to connect, even when terrified by the prospect of intimacy. Those contradictory impulses create moments of searing sadness.

Silences, eloquent as any aria, account for much of the simmering power of Summer’s House. Complex, concurrent plotlines follow a disparate band of characters in and around the Bronx during the mid-1970s, while
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Almira
Jul 07, 2013 Almira rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After years of ignoring this book, I finally had the interest to read it.

I was about to enter college when I bought this book. I sort of didn't want to feel bored while waiting for the professor thus I carried this with me as I stood near the door, ignoring the rest of my classmates (I don't know them...yet).

Anyway, I didn't like the book way back, simply because I cannot understand it. As I progressed, I noticed I underlined lots of words before. Now, I simply wonder why. I also tore a page fro
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