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The Wishbones
The Wishbones
Author: Tom Perotta
Everything is going pretty well for Dave Raymond. He's 31, but he still feels young. He's playing guitar with the Wishbones, a New Jersey wedding band, and while it isn't exactly the Big Time, it is music. He has a roof over his head...well, it's his parents' roof, but they don't hassle him much. Life isn't perfect. But it isn't bad. Not bad at ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780399142673
ISBN-10: 0399142673
Publication Date: 5/5/1997
Pages: 290
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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A kick-ass first novel by Tom Perotta. It's about love - the familiar lov the protagonist Dave, drifting through life at 31, has with his girlfriend of 15 years, Julie, to whom he spontaneously proposes, accidentally; the somewhat illicit new love he finds with young would-be poet, Gretchen; the love he has for his nerdy dysfunctional best friend Glen; and most of all the love he has for the Jersey wedding-band in which he plays guitar, The WIshbones. I found the characters well formed and believable, and the ending satisfying. Read it if you've ever been in a band or wanted to be, or if you enjoy a good story.
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