Hurricane Summer

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Pub Date 7 Jul 2022 | Archive Date 31 May 2022

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In this sweeping debut, Asha Bromfield takes readers to the heart of Jamaica, and into the soul of a girl coming to terms with her family, and herself, set against the backdrop of a hurricane.

Tilla has spent her entire life trying to make her father love her. But every six months, he leaves their family and returns to his true home: the island of Jamaica.

When Tilla's mother tells her she'll be spending the summer on the island, Tilla dreads the idea of seeing him again, but longs to discover what life in Jamaica has always held for him. In an unexpected turn of events, Tilla is forced to face the storm that unravels in her own life as she learns about the dark secrets that lie beyond the veil of paradise – all in the midst of an impending hurricane.

Hurricane Summer is a powerful coming of age story that deals with colorism, classism, young love, the father-daughter dynamic--and what it means to discover your own voice in the center of complete destruction.

In this sweeping debut, Asha Bromfield takes readers to the heart of Jamaica, and into the soul of a girl coming to terms with her family, and herself, set against the backdrop of a hurricane.

Tilla...


Advance Praise

"Nuanced storytelling," - Teen Vogue

"A gorgeous story." - Adam Silvera, bestselling author of They Both Die at the End


"Nuanced storytelling," - Teen Vogue

"A gorgeous story." - Adam Silvera, bestselling author of They Both Die at the End



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This was a heartbreaking, important, and eye-opening story.

As Tilla arrived in Jamaica, the setting and atmosphere were built beautifully. The author painted a vivid picture of the place, and although I’ve never been, I felt like I was there with her.

The character development was well done, and the writing was stunning. I loved this book, even though it was a tough read. Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and author, for a chance to read and review this book.

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This was such a riveting read that dealt with some hard hitting issues in a sensitively and empathetic way.It was well written, with a gripping storyline and well developed characters, some of which I loved.I can't believe that this is a debut book, it was so good and I cannot wait to read more by the author.

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A wonderfully complex story about family. Tilla and Mia travel to Jamaica to spend the summer with their dad and extended family. Tilla's summer on the island is a rollercoaster of new friends, aunts, cousins, uncles, romance, mistakes, blame and tragedy. In this strange culture they are judged by rules they don’t understand. Tilla discovers a complexity in her father that she had not seen when they lived as a family in Canada. Here he is adored and respected, ensuring everyone has the food and clothing they need and a far cry from the absentee father he has been to the girls oversees.

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A beautiful and heartwrenching story of family, love and loss. Asha Bromfield captivates you and takes you right to Jamaica and the storytelling is so vivid I felt like I could taste the jungle air.

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