Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories, and Other Disasters

Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories, and Other Disasters

Printed Ephemera - 1976
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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.
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1976, c1971
ISBN: 9780385116329
0385116322
Branch Call Number: PS3569.H3964 W35 1976x
Characteristics: 350 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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