Esquire Magazine has tabbed Summerlong as one of its best summer beach reads. According to the magazine:
A couple in a crumbling marriage find themselves entwined with two lost 20-somethings during a hot, sticky Iowan summer. Together they fixate on fleeting distractions (skinny-dipping, smoking weed) and their lust for one another, all the while bonding over a shared sense of gloomy uncertainty. Dean Bakopoulos, who lives in Iowa himself, crafts a surprisingly steamy Midwestern landscape and a set of characters who will do anything to stay afloat as their lives fall apart.
You can read the entire list here.