Hurricane Summer: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2021
10 hours 19 minutes
'Author and narrator Asha Bromfield offers an engrossing performance of this coming-of-age audiobook. Bromfield's experience as an actress and her ease with Jamaican Patois will draw listeners into a story that has multiple levels of emotional intensity.' -- AudioFile Magazine

This program is read by the author, and includes a bonus conversation between the author and Tiffany D. Jackson.

In this sweeping debut, Asha Bromfield takes listeners 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.

A Macmillan Audio production from Wednesday Books

'This is an excellent examination of the ways wealth, gender, and color can shape and at times create mental and emotional fractures. Verdict: A great title for public and high school libraries looking for books that offer a ­nuanced look at patriarchy, wealth, and gender dynamics.' —School Library Journal (starred review)

'Bromfield may have made a name for herself for her role on Riverdale, but with this debut, about a volatile father-daughter relationship and discovering the ugly truths hidden beneath even the most beautiful facades, she is establishing herself as a promising writer...this is a must.' —Booklist (starred review)
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Latoya L.

Wow, just wow. This is truly a must read. Asha tackles colorism with the Black Race, abandonment, rape, incest, jealously, secrets and finding Home. Tilla the protagonist, is a fearless Jamaican born girl who now lives in Canada. Her and her sister Mia went to the yard, (countryside of Jamaica) for the summer to spend time with their father. Upon arriving they aren't greeting with the love they should. Tilla sees wayyy too much while on the island, I cried and smiled throughout this book. My heart smiled when she confronted her evil aunts, cousin, uncle, and most of all her "father". I cringed every time they referred to her father as Mass Tyson short for Master Tyson. Asha gave us an upfront view of the culture and daily country life of Jamaicans. I was sad it ended.... when can we get more Asha Bromfield. #Book31of2021 #bookworm #whatsnext

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La G.

At first, I wasn’t sure if this book was for me since I kept feeling extremely triggered. But therapy kicked in and told me to dig deep in my spirit and find out why. Thankfully, I took heed because I learned so much while having my deep set wounds imbued with every new chapter. The story was like an art therapy session. The picture was so beautifully painted of the hurt/pain, resilience, and love of a beautiful culture. I feel truly inspired.

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