Speaking of Summer

Audio (1 disc)
Product Number: MP2843
Released: Jul 26, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980054955
Narrator/s: Karen Chilton
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On a cold December evening, Autumn Spencer's twin sister Summer walks to the roof of their shared Harlem brownstone and is never seen again?the door to the roof is locked, and no footsteps are found. Faced with authorities indifferent to another missing woman, Autumn must pursue answers on her own, all while grieving her mother's recent death. With her friends and neighbors, Autumn pretends to hold up through the crisis. She falls into an affair with Summer's boyfriend to cope with the disappearance of a woman they both loved. But the loss becomes too great, the mystery too inexplicable, and Autumn starts to unravel, all the while becoming obsessed with murdered women and the men who kill them. In Speaking of Summer, critically acclaimed author Kalisha Buckhanon has created a postmodern, fast-paced story of urban peril and victim invisibility, and the fight to discover truth at any cost.

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Author(s): Kalisha Buckhanon
Narrator(s): Karen Chilton
Product Number C05800
Released: Jul 02, 2019
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ISBN: #9781980043294
Author(s): Kalisha Buckhanon
Narrator(s): Karen Chilton
Product Number Z15609
Released: Jul 30, 2019
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ISBN: #9781980043386

Professional reviews

"Simply put, this audiobook is extraordinary. Narrator Karen Chilton portrays Autumn Spencer, whose twin sister, Summer, has disappeared from the roof of their building without a trace. As Autumn attempts to find out what happened, she becomes obsessed with the way that society treats black women--as if they are invisible and the violence perpetrated against them doesn't matter. As her mental health deteriorates, Autumn reevaluates her trauma. Chilton provides an outstanding narration. Her pace and tone match Autumn's emotional experiences--her bewilderment and anger at the lack of results in the search for her sister, her frustration and fear about what happens to many women just like her, and her uncertainty over what comes next. Topical, timely, and beautifully written--this is a must-listen. K.S.M. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"