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Review: Black Dog Summer by Miranda Sherry

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Set against the heat and dramatic landscape of a South African summer, BLACK DOG SUMMER is a gripping and emotional story about a mother who is brutally murdered in a farmstead killing and must then watch from the heavens as her traumatized daughter moves in with her aunt’s dysfunctional family. - See more at: http://headofzeus.com/article/black-dog-summer-miranda-sherry#sthash.ztkqIxgu.dpu

 

Debut author, Miranda Sherry, presents a bold offering to the genre of Local Fiction, in Black Dog Summer. 

 

A stark tale peppered with echoes of J.M Coetzee’s Disgrace and Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones. Black Dog Summer follows young Gigi, whose picturesque life, on an animal rehabilitation farm, shatters when her mother is brutally murdered in a farm robbery. Gigi is sent to live with her estranged aunt, Adele, and uncle, Liam, in Johannesburg. Her arrival sets in motion the family’s grief, and secrets begin to unravel in the hot Jo’burg summer.

 

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