The summer of '28 was a vintage season for a growing boy. A summer of green apple trees, mowed lawns, and new sneakers. Of half-burnt firecrackers, of gathering dandelions, of Grandma's belly-busting dinner. It was a summer of sorrows and marvels and gold-fuzzed bees. A magical, timeless summer in the life of a twelve-year-old boy named Douglas Spaulding — remembered forever by the incomparable Ray Bradbury.
"Bradbury is an authentic original." Time
During one golden summer in 1928, twelve-year-old Douglas and his brother wander in and out of the lives of their elders.
The recipient of a National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and a National Medal of Arts, Ray Bradbury is one of the most celebrated fi ction writers of our time. Among his best-known works are Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. Mr. Bradbury lives in Los Angeles.
ayefantry, September 23, 2006 (view all comments by ayefantry)
The summer of 28 is described on the wine's label as "Independence Day" - A metaphor, a culimination of events in the boy's life celebrated as a bottle of Dandelion Wine.
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