Beloved author Peter S. Beagle (THE LAST UNICORN) returns with this long-anticipated new novel SUMMERLONG, a beautifully bittersweet tale of passion, enchantment, and the nature of fate.
“Peter Beagle’s novel SUMMERLONG is a lovely, tantalizing read that moves through a finely-detailed, familiar world into a tale as old and as urgent as language. Its strong-minded characters grab threads of the tale and try to pull it into wildly different directions, tangling passion, comedy, love, despair into a study of life on the B-flat harmonica, accompanied by a soundtrack of wind and waves, and, always, good smells from the kitchen.”
—Patricia A. McKillip, author of DREAMS OF DISTANT SHORES and KINGFISHER
It was a typically miserable Puget Sound winter before the arrival of Lioness Lazos. An enigmatic young waitress with strange abilities, when the lovely Lioness comes to Gardner Island even the weather takes notice.
As an impossibly beautiful spring leads into a perfect summer, Lioness is drawn to a complicated family. She is taken in by two disenchanted lovers—dynamic Joanna Delvecchio and scholarly Abe Aronson—visited by Joanna’s previously unlucky-in-love daughter, Lily. With Lioness in their lives, they are suddenly compelled to explore their deepest dreams and desires.
Lioness grows more captivating as the days grow longer. Her new family thrives, even as they may be growing apart. But lingering in Lioness’s past is a dark secret—and even summer days must pass.
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Cover by Magdalena Korzeniewska
Design by Elizabeth Story