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How to Survive a Summer - A Novel

Nick White

"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. Fans of S-Town will appreciate White's complex, nuanced portrait of life in the Mississippi Delta "Clear and moving, revealing White's talent in evoking the complexities of the rural South." —Publishers Weekly

"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. Fans of S-Town will appreciate White's complex, nuanced portrait of life in the Mississippi Delta "Clear and moving, revealing White's talent in evoking the complexities of the rural South." —Publishers Weekly
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"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. Fans of S-Town will appreciate White's complex, nuanced portrait of life in the Mississippi Delta "Clear and moving, revealing White's talent in evoking the complexities of the rural South." —Publishers Weekly

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Crouch

Length:

12h 29m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:51


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:34


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:16


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:46


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:58


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:26


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:45


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:14


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:48


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:51


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:16


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:17


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:05


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:47


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:32


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:27


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:59


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:18


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:02


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:06


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:00


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:49


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:58


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:23


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:09


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:26


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:54


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:08


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:28


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:19


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:00


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:47


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:32


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:17


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:34


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:45


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:11


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:11


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:26


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:53


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:47


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:23


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:17


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:11


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:28


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:56


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:45


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:33


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:59


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:42


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

00:33