Celebrated Summer is a unique and moving coming of age story set during the summer of 1989 in the seaside university town of Santa Zita, California. Intellectual partier Tim Page has just finished... More > his sophomore year of college and decided to stay in Santa Zita for the summer.
His goal: fall in love. He gets a job at a movie theater where he meets a curious cast of locals, including Caleb, the antic assistant manager; his ex-girlfriend, the perpetually stoned August; and their friend April, who seems perfect for Tim in every way–except she’s still in high school. As his feelings for April grow, he is drawn into a conspiracy that threatens to change the course of his life forever.
Described as “Marcel Proust meets Bret Easton Ellis” and “Clerks as written by E. M. Forster,” CELEBRATED SUMMER is a hilarious, poignant, and sometimes heart-breaking tale of lost innocence, obsession, and the price we must all pay to make our dreams come true.< Less