The Wonder Bread Summer by Jessica Anya Blau
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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.

 

About Jessica Anya Blau

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Jessica Anya Blau is a graduate of The University of California, Berkeley, and Johns Hopkins University (where she received a Masters degree from The Writing Seminars). She is the author of the novels The Summer of Naked Swim Parties and Drinking Closer to Home. Jessica's short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and have won or been nominated for many awards including The Pushcart Prize. Her essays appear in The Huffington Post, the AOL homepage, The Nervous Breakdown, Salon and Redroom. Several of Jessica's stories and essays have been anthologized in books such as The Prose Reader: Essays for Thinking, Reading and Writing; Dirty Words: a Literary Encyclopedia of Sex; and The Moment: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure. Originally from Northern California, she now lives in Baltimore, MD.
 
Published May 28, 2013 by Harper Perennial. 287 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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1983 is like, a bummer, man, in this hazy quasi-comedy about sex, blow and what's next.

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Allie’s obedient nature served her well through a turbulent childhood, but also led to trouble: her unsavory ex-boyfriend made off with her Berkeley scholarship money and she’s about to be dropped fro

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Allie’s obedient nature served her well through a turbulent childhood, but also led to trouble: her unsavory ex-boyfriend made off with her Berkeley scholarship money and she’s about to be dropped fro

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