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An Evening With Author Jim Guhl
Meet author Jim Guhl and hear about his wonderful coming-of-age novel “Eleven Miles to Oshkosh” published by the University of Wisconsin Press. The novel takes place during the chaos of the 1970s as a young man tries to solve his father’s murder.
As the Vietnam War grinds on and the Nixon presidency collapses, Del “Minnow” Finwick’s small world in Wisconsin has blown apart. His father, a deputy sheriff, has been murdered by the unknown “Highway 41 Killer.” His mom has unraveled. And a goon named Larry Buskin has been pummeling Minnow behind Neenah High.
Minnow finds support in the company of his roguish grandfather, his loyal pal Mark, and beautiful Opal Parsons, who has her own worries as the first African American student in their
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