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My Summer of Southern Discomfort - A Novel

Stephanie Gayle

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Today is Monday. The calls do not come as before. Weeks elapse between them, and when I answer the phone there is no overlap of voices, only my mother's. She spends much of the conversation avoiding mention of the pink elephant trumpeting in the middle of the room. The pink elephant would be my defection to Georgia. When I telephoned with the news of my imminent relocation my father asked, "Georgia, as in the Republic of Georgia by the Black Sea, or Georgia as in the Peach State?" He hoped I meant the former because that Georgia promised unique opportunities to advance the democratic cause of justice. What could Georgia, former land of the Confederacy, offer? Convicting arsonists and thieves in Macon, Georgia, was never Harvard Law grad Natalie Goldberg's dream. The pay is abysmal, the work is exhausting, and the humidity is hell for a woman with curly hair. But when a steamy romance with her high-powered New York boss went bad, Natalie jumped at the first job offered, packed her bags, and headed south. Natalie's leftist Yankee background brands her a conspicuous outsider in this insular community. Her father, a famous civil rights lawyer, refuses to accept her career change-or talk to her. Her best friend begs her to come back home, and Natalie keeps thinking she sees her former lover everywhere. But Natalie's not completely alone. There are a garden-obsessed neighbor, a former beauty queen-turned-defense attorney, and a handsome colleague who has a nervous tic whenever she gets near. And then there's a capital case that has her eating antacids by the truckload. Yep, it's going to be one heckuva long, hot summer. . . .

Language:

English

Narrators:

Julie Dretzin

Length:

7h 36m


Chapters

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01:15

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:29


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:56