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Harold Stevens, 12 years old, is growing up in the red dirt country of north Texas. He's got buddies with whom he shoots varmints, dares bulls and train trestles, and wonder about girls, but his closest companion is a black farmhand named CK who teaches him a lot about the world -- from how to dry red-dirt marijuana to the kind of food served in the black part of town. Southern published this small novel in 1991, after a 20-year dry spell, and it's a slight, somewhat aimless effort that depends quite a bit on short stories he'd written as much as 35 years before. "Texas Summer" has a gentle, elegiac feel, with a strong sense of dialogue and character.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   American Texas Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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