Dale's dreamgirl is beautiful and devout. She seems to have the perfect family, Dale, on the other hand, has a mother and father with, well, problems.
In spite of differences in social status and religion, Dale, as he grows into manhood, decides to pursue the pious beauty. His romantic quest becomes complicated by his own intellectual development. Although he "converts" to woo the girl of his dreams, he comes to question the conventions of his hometown, church, and social milieu, which leads him to confront the most profound question we all have to face: what do I really believe?
Set in the religious and conservative town of Galilee, Oklahoma at the height of the social revolution of the '70s, the novel introduces the reader to Dale's family and friends: his cynical father, Blackie; his unstable mother, Jesse; his attractive but vacuous sister, June May; his hillbilly relatives; his mercurial best friend, Rusty Grimes; his vivacious girl friend, Wendy Wainwright; and dozens of other friends, coaches, and teachers in this epic of romance, satire, and skepticism.
It's a novel that encompasses the whole gamut of life: the comedy, the tragedy, and the joy of living. It's a novel that explores the complicated nature of growing up, and investigates friendship, love, sex, and faith. It's the comic adventures, the romantic quest, of a boy becoming a man in The 7 Books of Dale.
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.90(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|