Author(s): Garrison Keillor
A hilarious coming-of-age novel, this text 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, Garrison Keillor tells a real story that both satirizes and celebrates the traumas and the passions of adolescence. Keillor's latest novel takes us back to a newly minted America. With their postwar optimism and Cold War suspicions of outsiders, the 1950's are evoked in unforgettable Wobegon fashion.