Two lonely cynics are transformed by the sharing of forbidden love. Facing their respective demons together, they experience deep sorrow, but an even deeper joy.
Linked by the profound knowledge that comes from overcoming self-doubt, they ultimately confront a joint destiny that hurtles shockingly beyond their control. An alternative ending is also presented that testifies to the enduring beauty of their mutual self-discovery.
Halcyon Summer is Romeo and Juliet, Lolita, and Fifty Shades of Grey all rolled into one. Its blinding flash of scalding hot narrative will leave you stunned and breathless.
“In his controversial novel, Halcyon Summer, author G.V. Loewen pushes the limits of the nature of love, offering the reader a romance between a thirty-five-year-old man and a fifteen-year-old girl. The Lolita-esque tale presents a genuine relationship built on trust, care, and tenderness, but all the while existing under the shadow of moral and social outrage … we see the author’s self-awareness, his careful approach to this taboo project that allows it to function as almost a social and literary experiment.” – Charles Asher, Phi Beta Kappa Reviews
“Halcyon Summer turns from a steamy story of sexual exploration to a serious survey of how relationships grow despite great differences and even (perhaps, especially) under conditions of adversity … especially recommended for leisure readers interested in how romantic connections are made and evolve.” – D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Social philosopher G.V. Loewen is the author of over twenty books in such diverse topics as ethics, religion, art, education, and politics. He was a professor for almost a quarter of a century in Canada and the USA, and grew up near the setting of this book. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_Loewen
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