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Pilgrims: A novel of Lake Wobegon

Pilgrims: A novel of Lake Wobegon

Keillor, Garrison

Margie Krebsbach dreams up the idea of a trip to Rome, hoping to get her husband Carl to make love to her - he's been sleeping across the hall and she has no idea why. She finds a patriotic purpose for the journey. Margie Krebsbach dreams up the idea of a trip to Rome, hoping to get her husband Carl to make love to her - he's been sleeping across the hall and she has no idea why. She finds a patriotic purpose for the journey. A Lake Wobegon boy, Gussy Norlander, died in the liberation of Rome, 1944, and his grave, according to his elderly brother, Norbert, is in a neglected weed patch near the Colosseum. So it's decided they will go to clean Gussy's final resting place. But Margie is unprepared for the enthusiastic response - fifty people want to go with her, including her nemesis, the mayor of Lake Wobegon, Carl's bossy sister, Eloise, Mr. Berge the town drunk, and her treacherous mother-in-law. Margie fends off some of the would-be travellers, but ten applicants remain, though Carl is not sure he wants to go after all. At this, a heartbroken Margie gets the motley crew to the airport and aboard the plane, and then discovers one of the secret pleasures of travel - as they enter alien territory, safely away from Lake Wobegon, they tell each other stories of astonishing frankness and self-revelation

Hardback, Book. English. Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945). Humorous stories.
Published London : Faber and Faber : [distributor] TBS The Book Service Ltd : [distributor] United Book Distributors : [distributor] United Book Distributors : [distributor] Book Promotions : [distributor] Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc 2009
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Statement of responsibility: Garrison Keillor
Distributor: London: Faber and Faber; [distributor] TBS The Book Service Ltd; [distributor] United Book Distributors; [distributor] United Book Distributors; [distributor] Book Promotions; [distributor] Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc, 2009
ISBN: 0571252400, 9780571252404
Note: Hardback.
Biography: Garrison Keillor lives in St Paul, Minnesota, home of A Prairie Home Companion, his radio show that has been on the air since 1974. He wrote and appeared in Robert Altman's final film, A Prairie Home Companion and is the author of many books including the Lake Wobegon novels, the most recent of which was The New York Times bestseller, Liberty.
Physical Description: 304 p. ; 24x16x3 cm.
Series: Lake Wobegon series
Subject: Rome (Italy) Fiction.; Man-woman relationships Fiction.; Lake Wobegon (Minn. : Imaginary place) Fiction.; Americans Italy Rome Fiction.; Minnesota Fiction.; General.