Summer of '61




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/25/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.75x8.25
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781412054119

About the Book

Hemingway is dead, Gretzky is born and 17-year-old Billy Carlsen heads upland from Toronto to the Muskokas in the summer of '61, to work as a short-order cook. On his own for the first time, Billy's ribald adventures toss him into more hot water than the Hilltop Cafe's kettles. His motley mix of new friends-Doc Livingstone, Bongo Charlie, Kitty Carson and the Port Town Players Band-instigate a series of hilarious escapades that Billy will never forget-if he survives them all.

Summer of '61 has recently been accepted as an official entry for the 2005 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal.

About the Author

D. H. Olsen graduated from the University of Guelph in 1967. Now retired from teaching high school, he lives on Vancouver Island with his bride of 35 years.