Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not

Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not

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by Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert
     
 

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"Russell Hokes is a man with a mission. If he ever hopes to be paid on his book contract, he's got 50,000 words to deliver. The subject: the dying small towns of America. In his desperate search for a small town dying in America, Hokes stumbles upon a quarter-mile stretch of concrete and gravel dotted with strip clubs and used auto parts shops." "Welcome to Wigfield.… See more details below

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"Russell Hokes is a man with a mission. If he ever hopes to be paid on his book contract, he's got 50,000 words to deliver. The subject: the dying small towns of America. In his desperate search for a small town dying in America, Hokes stumbles upon a quarter-mile stretch of concrete and gravel dotted with strip clubs and used auto parts shops." "Welcome to Wigfield. Population: vague. Upon his arrival, Russell Hokes wanders the streets of Wigfield searching for the salt-of-the-earth folks who have made this country great. Instead he finds: three self-declared mayors; High Priestess Thea and her life partner du jour, Amythys; as well as Mae Ella Padgett and Dottie Fore, both well into their late forties and competing for the title of oldest person in town; and a menagerie of other proud Wigfieldians." And why is this town in crisis? State Representative Bill Farber wants to tear down the Bulkwaller Dam, thereby flooding the town. According to Farber and all available facts, the dam is an ecological disaster. For the residents of Wigfield, it's now a race against the clock, and for Russell, it's a race for his paycheck.

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Publishers Weekly
A bizarrely entertaining piece of social satire.
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The book seems to have been written as an audio book recording and then transcribed to a book, which is why the audio book is so superb. The authors really bring the characters to life, using different accents for each one. - Blogcritics
Blogcritics
The book seems to have been written as an audio book recording and then transcribed to a book, which is why the audio book is so superb. The authors really bring the characters to life, using different accents for each one. - Blogcritics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786868124
Publisher:
Hyperion
Publication date:
05/07/2003
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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