One sweltering August. Four lives lost in a single night.
On the surface, the perfect Connecticut suburban neighborhood of Staniford Drive looks like a paradise; pristine lawns, large McMansions, perfect happy families, and a peaceful decadent life. But beneath the veneer of hospitality and affluence lurks a dark current of distrust, betrayal, and lies, all to keep up appearances.
Over the four weeks of one sticky, sweltering August, four neighbors’ lives intersect and collide, laying bare the lies we tell to hide the brutality of suburban affluence, at the cost of four lives.
Told from the points of view of four different neighbors who live on the same quiet suburban street, Fever is an explosive exploration of grief, marriage, and the lengths people will go to appear perfect.
"Fever takes us deeply inside of the underbelly of a suburban neighborhood during the last hot month of summer. Nick Mancuso’s ability to reveal how neighbors can alter each other’s lives irrevocably is both moving and frightening. These pages crackle with heat and a frenetic pace."
—Karen Osborn, author of Centerville
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About the Author
Nick Mancuso is an author and essayist based in New England.
Nick was born and raised in Connecticut, spending summers on the southern coast of Maine. His work has appeared in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, The Literary Nest, Quail Bell Literary Magazine, in Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, The Rhode Island Small Business Journal, Spry Literary Journal, the Anthropoid Collective, the Garbanzo Literary Journal, Gravel, and The Huffington Post. He is presently at work on a variety of short fiction, essays, and a novel.
He holds a double Bachelor of Arts in Literary and Cultural Studies, and Politics and Law from Bryant University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Fairfield University. He is a member of the Authors Guild, and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. He lives in coastal Maine with his wife and their dog.
Learn more at nickmancuso.net