RAYMOND AND ME THAT SUMMER by Dick Perry

RAYMOND AND ME THAT SUMMER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Closer to Huck than to Holden, these pint-sized scrapbook sketches take place in Cincinnati during a long, hot summer when the depression was on, his father was out of work, and Raymond and me were about ten. It opens when his father turns in the ""gun that opened up the west"" to get a real refrigerator for his mother's birthday, and it closes when the payments are not kept up on it and the iceman ometh again. In between, there's the time Raymond drove the trolley out of the arbarn; the attempt to go into business with Sarah downstairs who can whistle louder than any boy; the death of his Grandpa and a whole world of make-believe; a disastrous haircut and a drastic hiccup cure; etc., Borderline magazine (one section did appear in the Reader's Digest) into book material; small change in the currency of boyhood, pennies and marbles.

Pub Date: Aug. 26th, 1964
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World