Writing in the vein of rollicking nomadic bestsellers such as "A Walk in the Woods" and "Round Ireland with a Fridge," Drewyor reveals the character of the Midwest while spinning the tires of his grandmother-style bicycle through the country lanes and town centers of his native home. Along the way he manages to avoid fire, flood, and pestilence, but nearly everything else comes into play including a man named Squirrel, a town called Knockemstiff, and a bearded country boy who vents his frustration by urinating on motel doors. By night, the adventures continue as Drewyor sleeps under picnic tables, battles hordes of mosquitoes, and takes refuge in abandoned and undoubtedly haunted farm sheds. But the true test of his journey - and of his young life - is right around the corner, and the wandering Elmoron never sees it coming.
Wiffle Ball Summer will remind anyone who has ever spent a moment in a small town exactly what that experience was about.
It also serves as a warning that when you return there, things might not be exactly how you remember them.
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About the Author
During the past decade, he has bounced around Europe, Africa, and the east coast of the United States on various adventures while also obtaining a Master's Degree in Journalism from Boston University and directing nearly 200 educational student tours. He currently resides in Park Slope, Brooklyn with his girlfriend, his dog, and a beautiful blue 10-speed bicycle.
While Drewyor is a skilled writer and a believer in the merits of blue sneakers, he is unfortunately a terrible cook and a destroyer of jump ropes. But in the most difficult of times, he always has the memories from his youth of watching people play basketball in the local school gymnasium while riding donkeys. Nobody will ever be able to take that away from him.