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Farewell Summer

by RAY BRADBURY

HarperCollins | October 30, 2007 | Mass Market Paperbound

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In the deceiving warmth of earliest October, civil war has come to Green Town, Illinois, an age-old conflict pitting the young against the elderly for control of the clock that ticks their lives ever forward. The graying forces of school board despot Mr. Calvin C. Quartermain have declared total war on thirteen-year-old Douglas Spaulding and his downy-cheeked cohorts. The boys, in turn, plan and execute daring campaigns, matching old Quartermain's experience and cunning with their youthful enthusiasm and devil-may-care determination to hold on forever to childhood's summer. Yet time must ultimately be the victor, as life waits in ambush to assail young Spaulding with its powerful mysteries—the irresistible ascent of manhood, the sweet surrender of a first kiss . . .

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 240 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.6 in

Published: October 30, 2007

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061131555

ISBN - 13: 9780061131554

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Farewell Summer

Farewell Summer

by RAY BRADBURY

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 240 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.6 in

Published: October 30, 2007

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061131555

ISBN - 13: 9780061131554

About the Book

The master of American fiction returns to the territory of his beloved classic, "Dandelion Wine"--a sequel 50 years in the making. One of the best books of the year.--"St. Louis Dispatch."

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In the deceiving warmth of earliest October, civil war has come to Green Town, Illinois, an age-old conflict pitting the young against the elderly for control of the clock that ticks their lives ever forward. The graying forces of school board despot Mr. Calvin C. Quartermain have declared total war on thirteen-year-old Douglas Spaulding and his downy-cheeked cohorts. The boys, in turn, plan and execute daring campaigns, matching old Quartermain's experience and cunning with their youthful enthusiasm and devil-may-care determination to hold on forever to childhood's summer. Yet time must ultimately be the victor, as life waits in ambush to assail young Spaulding with its powerful mysteries—the irresistible ascent of manhood, the sweet surrender of a first kiss . . .

About the Author

In the deceiving warmth of earliest October, civil war has come to Green Town, Illinois, an age-old conflict pitting the young against the elderly for control of the clock that ticks their lives ever forward. The graying forces of school board despot Mr. Calvin C. Quartermain have declared total war on thirteen-year-old Douglas Spaulding and his downy-cheeked cohorts. The boys, in turn, plan and execute daring campaigns, matching old Quartermain's experience and cunning with their youthful enthusiasm and devil-may-care determination to hold on forever to childhood's summer. Yet time must ultimately be the victor, as life waits in ambush to assail young Spaulding with its powerful mysteries—the irresistible ascent of manhood, the sweet surrender of a first kiss . . .

Editorial Reviews

“Bradbury remains a master of inspired storytelling . . . The long-awaited, rewarding conclusion to an American classic.”