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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library MAN (Text) 33500013468970 New Checked out 11/04/2021
Moorhead Public Library MAN (Text) 33500013468988 New Checked out 10/30/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250790286
  • ISBN: 125079028X
  • Physical Description: 372 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tordotcom, 2021.

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General Note:
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Summary, etc.:
"Lee Mandelo's debut Summer Sons is a sweltering, queer Southern Gothic that crosses Appalachian street racing with academic intrigue, all haunted by a hungry ghost. Andrew and Eddie did everything together, best friends bonded more deeply than brothers, until Eddie left Andrew behind to start his graduate program at Vanderbilt. Six months later, only days before Andrew was to join him in Nashville, Eddie dies of an apparent suicide. He leaves Andrew a horrible inheritance: a roommate he doesn't know, friends he never asked for, and a gruesome phantom that hungers for him. As Andrew searches for the truth of Eddie's death, he uncovers the lies and secrets left behind by the person he trusted most, discovering a family history soaked in blood and death. Whirling between the backstabbing academic world where Eddie spent his days and the circle of hot boys, fast cars, and hard drugs that ruled Eddie's nights, the walls Andrew has built against the world begin to crumble. And there is something awful lurking, waiting for those walls to fall"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 September #2
    In this debut southern gothic with a queer spin, Andrew heads to Tennessee to investigate the unexpected death of his best friend, Eddie. Andrew and Eddie grew up closer than brothers after a shared trauma left them with the ability to see ghosts. Andrew plunges into Eddie's life—including a spot in a group of renegade street racers. Barely coping with his grief, Andrew has difficulty narrowing down the field of suspects in Eddie's death, which includes Sam, the magnetic ringleader of the racing crowd. As the trail starts to heat up, so does Andrew's relationship with Sam—but will he be able to solve the mystery before his life is also forfeited? Mandelo crafts a journey of heartache and self-discovery that forces Andrew to confront pieces of himself that he's been unwilling to acknowledge: his connection to death, his ability to use magic, and the depth of his love for Eddie. Summer Sons blends an academic setting with a healthy dose of body horror and powerful themes of redemption and queer yearning in a narrative that starts slowly and speeds over the finish line. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

LEE MANDELO is a writer, critic, and occasional editor whose fields of interest include speculative and queer fiction, especially when the two coincide. They have been a past nominee for various awards including the Nebula, Lambda, and Hugo; their work can be found in magazines such as, Uncanny Magazine, Clarkesworld, and Nightmare. Aside from a brief stint overseas learning to speak Scouse, Mandelo has spent their life ranging across Kentucky, currently living in Lexington and pursuing a PhD at the University of Kentucky.

Subject: Graduate students > Fiction.
Best friends > Death > Fiction.
Bereavement > Fiction.
Drag racing > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

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