Ghost Summer: Stories

Ghost Summer: Stories

by Tananarive Due

Narrated by Robin Miles, Janina Edwards

Unabridged — 13 hours, 7 minutes

Ghost Summer: Stories

Ghost Summer: Stories

by Tananarive Due

Narrated by Robin Miles, Janina Edwards

Unabridged — 13 hours, 7 minutes

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Overview

Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due's work is both riveting and enlightening. In her debut collection of short fiction, Due takes us to Gracetown, a small Florida town that has both literal and figurative ghost; into future scenarios that seem all too real; and provides empathetic portraits of those whose lives are touched by Otherness. Featuring an award-winning novella and fifteen stories, Ghost Summer: Stories is sure to both haunt and delight.


Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

★ 07/20/2015
In these extraordinary tales, American Book Award–winner Due (My Soul to Take) uses a clear-eyed view of history to explain (but never excuse) the present. Sexual predators are recast as lake creatures (“The Lake”), and werewolves choose cosmetic treatment to disguise their monthly changes (“Aftermoon”); Due craftily employs these shape-shifters to explore how humans embrace transformations in ourselves and one another, even when the result is monstrous. Ghosts abound, bringing past and present into liberating contact. In the title novella, a family under threat of divorce finds reunion through a boy’s ghost hunt, which exposes the historical tragedy splitting the Florida town in which they summer. Childhood acts as a prism for varied emotions, encouraging readers to empathize with a weary mother who allows a well-behaved spirit to possess her unruly child “just for the summer” (“Summer”). Pandemic disease in “Patient Zero” and zombie apocalypse in “Danger Word” (the latter coauthored by Due’s husband and frequent collaborator, Steven Barnes) heartbreakingly overwhelm adults’ best efforts to protect the young. Even facing the end of the world and what comes after it, Due remains in control, carefully unveiling characters’ thoughts and feelings to her enthralled readers. Nalo Hopkinson provides an introduction; Barnes contributes an afterword. (Sept.)

FEBRUARY 2021 - AudioFile

This collection of 15 short stories by award-winning author Tananarive Due spans several genres, including the supernatural, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and futurism. The author herself narrates several and is joined for the rest by practiced narrators Robin Miles and Janina Edwards. Three of the stories are set in the haunted fictional town of Gracetown, Florida, while three others are part of an apocalyptic trilogy featuring a raging virus. The narrators alternate, and each capably delivers her sections of the collection. Miles and Edwards, in particular, read at a pace just leisurely enough to increase the suspense. At the end of each work, a note is included from the author with background information and her inspiration for the story. S.E.G. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine

Product Details

BN ID: 2940173197955
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 03/16/2021
Edition description: Unabridged
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