The Wonder Bread Summer

by Jessica Anya Blau

The Wonder Bread Summer

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When she discovers her new place of employment is a front for a dangerous drug dealing business, college student Allie Dodgson, in possession of a Wonder Bread bag full of cocaine, flees to Los Angeles with a hit man on her tail.

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Summer Adventure: 5 Thrilling, Chilling, Far-Ranging Reads

Looking farther west I highly recommend for the fun of it all — well, a certain menacing sort of fun — The Wonder Bread Summer by Jessica Anya Blau. It's a neat little caper of a novel, and after all this darkness, a book that gives off a noticeable comedic glow. Meet Allie Dodgson, a 22-year-old, mixed-race girl, an independent and relatively inexperienced college student in 1983 Berkeley who owes tuition and back rent. When her boss puts off her request for her back pay and then

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