Posted on August 7, 2018 at 9:21 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you’re living somewhere that’s experiencing a heat wave, you may not find this article as interesting.

But with it being a relatively normal August in Iowa, we found The Guardian’s essay on the prevalence of hot summers in literature to be perfectly charming.

In it, Aida Edemariam examines how novels like The Go-Between, Atonement, The Great Gatsby, and Call Me by Your Name use heat waves to build tension of all sorts and create turning points.

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