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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,490 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Perrotta Narrator: Jack Hawkins Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In The Wishbones, Tom Perrotta's characters are 90s adults still clinging to their 70s dreams. Thirty-one-year-old Dave Raymond has an adoring girlfriend and a steady gig as guitarist for The Wishbones, a New Jersey wedding band. He still lives with his parents, but that's a small price to pay for the freedom to play the music he loves.

Dave's world changes the day three little words fly from his mouth: Let's get married. His marital ambivalence takes a perilous turn when he embarks on an affair with Gretchen, a New York City poet. Dave is torn between Gretchen and his fiance, Julie, and the two sides of his personality they represent.

The Wishbones is laugh-out-loud confessional about people who might be too old to rock 'n' roll but just can't imagine stopping; a story filled with the revelations and fears of a man finally bidding farewell to his boyhood. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie Turley | 2/18/2014

    " A low slung New Jersey 'burb is the setting for Perrotta's early novel about an earnest wedding band called The Wishbones on the verge of falling apart. No one does working class New Jersey better than Perotta. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tom Kulesa | 2/4/2014

    " Just re-read this book. Classic Tom Perrotta. Believable, salt-of-the-Earth Jersey characters, and perfectly honed details to make the world of the novel come alive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hannah Snyder | 1/23/2014

    " Pretty good book, about a guy doubting his decision to marry his girlfriend of fifteen years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Benjamin | 1/16/2014

    " Definitely the second funniest of Perrotta's novels, next to Election. "

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