A hilarious coming-of-age novel, Lake Wobegon Summer 1956 serves up the world according to 14-year-old Gary, an endearing geek, a self-described 'tree-toad', and a writer-in-the-making whose best friend is his Underwood typewriter.
Always with humour, and often with great sympathy, charm and honesty, the author tells us a story that both satirizes and celebrates the traumas and the passions of adolescence.
In this, his latest novel, Keillor takes us back to a newly-minted America.
With its postwar optimism and Cold War suspicions of outsiders, the 1950s are evoked in unforgettable Wobegon fashion.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 02/09/2002
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571210244