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Speaking of Summer by Kalisha Buckhanon

Speaking of Summer by Kalisha Buckhanon

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From Counterpoint Press:

"Kalisha Buckhanon's characters are both fearless and haunted, brave and burdened by the past. Speaking of Summer gives us a powerful song about what it means to survive as a woman in America." –Jesmyn Ward, National Book Award winner and author of Sing, Unburied, Sing

“This audacious blend of mystery, family drama, intimate characterization, and sensitive exploration of the personal and social implications of loss is the author’s finest work to date. This is a New York story for the ages, the country, the world.” —Colin Channer, author of Passing Through and Waiting in Vain

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 the snow holds only one set of footprints. Faced with authorities indifferent to another missing Black woman, Autumn must pursue the search for her sister all on her own.

With her friends and neighbors, Autumn pretends to hold up through the crisis. But the loss becomes too great, the mystery too inexplicable, and Autumn starts to unravel, all the while becoming obsessed with the various murders of local women and the men who kill them, thinking their stories and society’s complacency toward them might shed light on what really happened to her sister.

In Speaking of Summer, critically acclaimed author Kalisha Buckhanon has created a fast-paced story of urban peril and victim invisibility, and the fight to discover the complicated truths at the heart of every family.