Read an Excerpt of SPEAKING OF SUMMER in FICTION.

SPEAKING OF SUMMER reveals its first lengthy excerpt in FICTION Magazine, published out of City University of New York. The portion, “Searching on 147th Street,” captures heroine Autumn Spencer’s desperation to find her sister Summer in the legendarily colorful Harlem, New York, neighborhood. CLICK HERE to read it, and share with friends.

Fiction is a literary magazine founded in 1972 by Mark Jay Mirsky, Donald Barthelme, Jane Delynn, and Max Frisch. 

In its early years, Fiction was published in tabloid format and featured experimental work by such writers as John Barth, Jerome Charyn, Italo Calvino, Ronald Sukenick, Steve Katz, Russell Banks, Samuel Beckett, and J.G. Ballard. It later took the form of a more traditional paperback literary magazine, publishing short works by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Reinaldo Arenas, Isaac Babel, Donald Barthelme, Mei Chin, Julio Cortazar, Marguerite Duras, Natalia Ginzburg, Clarice Ginzburg, Jamaica Kincaid, Clarice Lispector, Robie Macaulay, Robert Musil, Joyce Carol Oates, Manuel Puig, John Yau, and others.