Lake Wobegon is in a frenzy of preparations for the Fourth of July. This being Wobegon, lives collide and relationships develop in the oddest ways. Take Clint Bunson, the treasurer of the Lutheran church and the auto mechanic who starts cars on below-zero mornings. For six years, he has run the Fourth of July parade, turning what was once a line of pickup trucks into an event of dazzling spectacle.
The town is dizzy with anticipation—until they hear of Clint’s ambition to run for Congress. They know about his episodes with vodka sours, his rocky marriage, and his friendship with the 24-year-old who dresses up as the Statue of Liberty for the parade and may be buck naked beneath her robes.
In Keillor’s words, “It is Lake Wobegon as you imagined it—good loving people who drive each other crazy.”
“Keillor's pacing and command of small town plot is impeccable.” —Publishers Weekly
". . . abounds with good-humored satire, lyrical evocations of Keillors beloved Midwestern community and characters as believable as your next-door neighbors.” — The Washington Post
Publisher: HighBridge audio
Publication date: 09/16/2008
Unabridged , 7.25 hours