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Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories : And Other Disasters (Reissue) (Paperback) (Jean Shepherd)

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A bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana, reissued in a strikingly designed trade paperback edition.Before Garrison Keillor and Spalding Gray there was Jean Shepherd: a master monologist and writer who spun the materials of his all-American childhood into immensely resonant--and utterly hilarious--works of comic art.Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories is a universal (and achingly funny) orchestration of Midwestern puberty rites, from the gut-wrenching playground antics of one Delbert Bumpus, to the supernal glow surrounding unapproachable high school beauty Daphne Bigelow, to the memorable disaster that was Shepherd's (and everyone else's) junior prom.A comic genius who bridges the gap between James Thurber and David Sedaris, Shepherd may have accomplished for Holden, Indiana, what Mark Twain did for Hannibal, Missouri.
The popular radio announcer uses his whimsical imagination to record the events of his Indiana boyhood
Edition: Reissue
Number of Pages: 350
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Jean Shepherd
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 1991
TCIN: 11451784
UPC: 9780385116329
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-6567
$13.60
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