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Garrison Keillor

Following his triumphant return to Lake Wobegon in Pontoon, Garrison Keillor is back to tell the story of one of the biggest days in the town’s calendar, July 4th – and with Clint Bunsen in charge, what could possibly go wrong?

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ISBN
9780571250103
Date Published
22.01.2009
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Summary

Clint is one of the old reliables in Lake Wobegon – the treasurer of the Lutheran church and the auto mechanic who starts your car on below-zero mornings. For six years he has run the Fourth of July parade, turning what was once a line of pickup trucks and girls pushing baby carriages that hold their cats into a dazzling spectacle that has attracted the attention of CNN and prompted the governor to put in an appearance as well. The town is dizzy with anticipation.

Until, that is, they hear of Clint’s ambition to run for Congress. They’re embarrassed for him. They know him too well – his unfortunate episodes involving vodka sours, his rocky marriage. And then there is his friendship, or whatever it is, with the twenty-four-year-old girl who dresses up as the Statue of Liberty for the parade. It’s rumoured that underneath those robes she is buck naked, and that her torch contains a quart of booze.

It’s Lake Wobegon as it’s always been – good, loving people who drive each other crazy.

GarrisonKeillor

Garrison Keillor lives in St Paul, Minnesota, home of A Prairie Home Companion, his radio show that has been on the air since 1974. He wrote and appeared in Robert Altman’s final film, A Prairie Home Companion and is the author of many books including the Lake Wobegon novels, which include Lake Wobegon Days, Pontoon and Pilgrims.

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