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The Wonder Bread Summer

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The Wonder Bread Summer

By Jessica Anya Blau

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780062199553, 260pp.

Publication Date: May 28, 2013

Description

Jessica Anya Blau, author of The Summer of Naked Swim Parties, delivers another darkly hilarious, heartbreaking coming-of-age novel with Wonder Bread Summer.In The Wonder Bread Summer, loosely based on Alice in Wonderland, 20-year-old Allie Dodgson has adventures that rival those Alice had down the rabbit hole. Or those of Weeds Nancy Botwin.Allison is working at a dress shop to help pay for college. The dress shop turns out to be a front for drug dealers. And Allison ends up on the run with a Wonder Bread bag full of cocaine.

With a hit man after her, Allison wants the help of her parents. But there's a problem: Her mom took off when Allison was eight; her dad moves so often Allison that doesn t even have his phone number .Set in 1980s California, The Wonder Bread Summer is a wickedly funny and fresh caper that's sure to please fans of Christopher Moore, Carl Hiaasen, and Marcy Dermansky.