Set in a housing Commission Estate in Melbourne in 1962, the world is busy worrying about the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Lewis, a youth on the cusp of manhood, is too preoccupied by flying saucers and aliens. His best friend Brian is obsessed with girls, and local tomboy Dulcie is confused about approaching womanhood.
Summer of the Aliens is a vivid and amusing suggestion of a family and neighborhood whose increasingly strange behavior leads to Lewis believing that the aliens must be amongst the human race.
A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story that explores the heartbreaking discovery of an imperfect world.