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Under A Dark Summer Sky

Vanessa Lafaye

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UNDER A DARK SUMMER SKY is set in Florida in 1935 in a small town struggling with the effects of the Depression, and at the time of the great hurricane. The racially charged narrative swirls around Missy, with her courageous dedication to duty, who works for the Kincaid family; Henry, a long absent WWI soldier who still loves Missy, the girl he left behind; Henry’s sister and Missy’s friend Selma with her no-nonsense approach to crises; and Sheriff Dwayne Campbell, whose duty is to protect Henry, but who has personal reasons for wanting Henry to suffer. From the tense opening chapter, this atmospheric story is beautifully constructed and seductive. Vanessa is a natural story-teller, who vividly evokes the landscape, climate, and the people sweating under the broiling Florida sun and the weight of past decisions. As they try to grasp at the small potential for happiness that may still exist for them, their lives are tested to the limit by the devastation of a hurricane. The novel is based on real historical events.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Karen Chilton

Length:

11h 29m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:19


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

34:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:15


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

30:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

27:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

41:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:34