The Wild Summer

Jack Wilson

About the book…

Concerning the summer-long passion between the troubled boy Warren and Ruth, unhappily married and childless, who would have him both as child and lover, The Wild Summer is an exploration of adolescent-and Presbyterian-flirtation with the arid luxuries of repression and sexual guilt and the struggle for liberation.Critically neglected during his lifetime, Jack Wilson's works represent continental sensuality at war with a northern puritan guilt and sexlessness. In this reprint of his debut 1963 novel, we see Wilson as a writer capable of a brutal yet enthralling He is a writer capable of brutal realism balanced by a fresh and tender lyricism and captivating eye for nature.

Photo of the author, Jack Wilson

About the author…

Jack Wilson was born in Do Down in 1937. During his writing career he published four novels: The Wild Summer (1963),  Adam Grey (1964), The Tomorrow Country (19??) and Dark Eden (1969). He died in 1998.