THE LONG, HOT SUMMER U.S. Edition by: Kathleen MacMahon From Kathleen MacMahon, the #1 bestselling author of This is How it Ends, comes this powerful and poignant novel, capturing a moment in the life of one family. - BUY BOOK
KIRKUS REVIEWS
"Engaging and immersive, this novel welcomes readers into the fascinating, dysfunctional heart of the MacEntee family."
DAWN TRIPP/Author of 'Georgia'
“Masterful and starkly brilliant, THE LONG HOT SUMMER is a fierce, gorgeous work of fiction..."
THOMAS O'MALLEY/ Author of 'This Magnificent Desolation.'
"Kathleen MacMahon is a natural and incredibly talented storyteller ..."

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The MacEntees are no ordinary family.

Determined to be different from other people, they have carved out a place for themselves in Irish life by the sheer force of their personalities.

There's Deirdre, the aged matriarch and former star of the stage. Her estranged writer husband Manus now lives with a younger man. Their daughter Alma is an unapologetically ambitious television presenter, while Acushla plays the part of the perfect political wife. And there's Macdara, the fragile and gentle soul of the family.
Together, the MacEntees present a glamorous face to the world. But when a series of misfortunes befall them over the course of one long, hot summer, even the MacEntees will struggle to make sense of who they are.

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Praise for The Long, Hot Summer from Kirkus Reviews:

MacMahon explores the motivation of each (character) with humor and affection though never sentimentality. Further, although the characters address weighty issues, the novel never sinks into moodiness. As its title suggests, this book will be ideally suited for summer vacation.

Read the full review here: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/kathleen-macmahon/the-long-hot-summer/

PRAISE FROM OTHER AUTHORS FOR ‘THE LONG, HOT SUMMER’

Dawn Tripp, author of Georgia:

“Masterful and starkly brilliant, THE LONG HOT SUMMER is a fierce, gorgeous work of fiction that explores the secrets, intricate passions, and heartbreak of one unforgettable family. Like other great contemporary Irish novelists, Kathleen MacMahon is a gifted storyteller, and her new novel is by turns bold, funny, wicked, unflinching, tender, wise – shot through with moments of luminous grace and a haunting revelatory power. There is a relentless sense of life within these pages. THE LONG HOT SUMMER is one of the most thrilling novels you’ll read all year.”

Deborah Copaken, author of The Red Book and Shutterbabe:

“THE LONG, HOT SUMMER is a wholly unique multi-generational story, a darkly funny commentary on the price of fame and fortune, and a heartrending look at overcoming loss in its many forms. Add in Kathleen MacMahon’s sparkling humor and lush prose, and this is a must read.”

Thomas O’Malley, Author of This Magnificent Desolation and In the Province of Saints:

“Kathleen MacMahon is a natural and incredibly talented storyteller whose rich characters, full with yearning and the heartbreak of what it is to have experienced disillusionment and grief, are in full scope in this remarkable novel of the MacEntee family; they remind us of what it is to be human and more, in the absence of those who are no longer with us, what it is to have loved.

Tracy Guzeman, author of The Gravity of Birds :

“Three generations of MacEntees explode onto the page with charm, vulnerability, and dark humor, as they struggle through a summer of unexpected trials. Reinventing themselves, refusing to be ignored, they will win your heart.”

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""Kathleen MacMahon is a gifted storyteller, and her new novel is by turns bold, funny, wicked, unflinching, tender, wise – shot through with moments of luminous grace and a haunting revelatory power.""
  • Dawn Tripp
  • Author of 'Georgia'
""...an extraordinary gift and a voice that is entirely her own.""
  • IRISH INDEPENDENT
  • Edel Coffey
""With great wit and humour, Kathleen MacMahon skillfully captures the nuances and complexities of relationships old and new" "
  • Catherine O’Flynn
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""MacMahon’s prose fizzes from page one, capturing the imagination and holding the reader." "
  • The Express
  • Vanessa Berridge
""Kathleen MacMahon writes with a confidence and ease and with an unerring sense of timing." "
  • Maeve Binchy
  • The Irish Times
"MacMahon is an extraordinarily self-disciplined writer. Her dialogue couldn't appear more naturalistic. Her prose couldn't be tighter; yet it could not appear more effortless or beautiful."
  • Sunday Independent
  • Lorraine Courtney