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Black Dog Summer

Miranda Sherry

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Compulsively readable and stylistically stunning, Black Dog Summer begins with a murder, a farmstead massacre, in the South African bush. Thirty-eight-year-old Sally is but one of the victims. Her life brutally cut short, she narrates from her vantage point in the afterlife and watches as her sister, Adele, her brother-in-law and unrequited love Liam, her niece Bryony, and her teenage daughter, Gigi, begin to make sense of the tragedy. A suspenseful drama focusing on marriage and fidelity, sisterhood, and the fractious bond between mothers and daughters, Black Dog Summer asks: In the wake of tragedy, where does all that dark energy linger? The youngest characters, Bryony and Gigi, cousins who are now brought together after Sally’s murder, are forced into sharing a bedroom. Bryony becomes confused and frightened by the violent energy stirred up and awakened by the massacre, while Gigi is unable to see beyond her deep grief and guilt. But they are not the only ones aware of the lurking darkness. Next door lives Lesedi, a reluctant witchdoctor who hides her mystical connection with the dead behind the façade of their affluent Johannesburg suburb. As Gigi finally begins to emerge from her grief, the fragile healing process is derailed when she receives some shattering news, and in a mistaken effort to protect her cousin, puts Bryony’s life in imminent danger. Now Sally must find a way to prevent her daughter from making a mistake that could destroy the lives of all who are left behind. Gorgeously written, with a pace that will leave readers breathless, Black Dog Summer introduces a brilliant new voice in fiction.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jilly Bond

Length:

9h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

03:03


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

43:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

32:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

27:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

35:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

44:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

43:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

37:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:49