Everything was going pretty well for Dave Raymond, a thirty-one-year-old wedding musician. He still lived with his parents (but came and went as he pleased)--and though his job wasn't exactly the big time, it paid okay and gave him plenty of free time to hang out with the other Wishbones, downing beers and quizzing each other on rock and roll trivia. Yeah, life wasn't perfect, but it wasn't bad at all.
Then he had to blow it all by proposing to his girlfriend...
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Tom Perrotta's first novel, The Wishbones, is all about that much-maligned class of 30-ish men who still live at home with their parents, guys who make furtive love to their girlfriends--if they have them at all--in the basement rec room or the back seat of a car. But Dave Raymond, the protagonist of The Wishbones, doesn't waste his time on Star Trek reruns or computer games; he spends his weekends playing in a wedding band called The Wishbones, using the rapidly receding dream of rock stardom as an excuse to put off growing up. The sudden death of a fellow musician sends Dave into something of a tailspin, however, and in a moment of weakness, he proposes to his longtime girlfriend, Julie. The engagement has hardly been announced when Dave meets Gretchen, a bridesmaid at one of the weddings at which The Wishbones play, and before long he's having serious doubts about his own marital plans.
Everybody knows someone like Dave, but a real-life puer aeternus is rarely as entertaining as Perrotta's fictional one. Perrotta wisely surrounds his sad-sack protagonist with an array of entertaining supporting characters, from a joint-smoking priest to one of Dave's band-mates whose life work is a musical based on Kennedy's assassination. By the time The Wishbones winds down to its well-deserved end, readers will be wishing for a second novel from Tom Perrotta soon.About the Author:
Tom Perrotta is the author of The Leftovers, The Abstinence Teacher, Little Children, Election, and Nine Inches, among other works of fiction. Election was made into the acclaimed 1999 movie directed by Alexander Payne and starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon. Little Children was released as a movie directed by Todd Field and starring Kate Winslet and Jennifer Connelly in 2006, and for which Perrotta received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for best screenplay. He also serves as an executive producer for the HBO® series The Leftovers, based on his novel.
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Descripción Berkley, 1999. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0425169715
Descripción Berkley, 1999. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0425169715
Descripción Berkley, 1999. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110425169715
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