The young hero of Dandelion Wine, Ray Bradbury’s 1957 classic of hallucinatory Americana, haunts Farewell Summer, the autumnal sequel. Now 13, he leads a ”Great Army” of boys, faces down ghosts in a haunted house, suffers his first kiss, and takes on time itself — but the magic is symbolic, not literal.
For Fans of…
Sherwood Anderson and Bradbury.
Summer draws poignancy from the half century dividing it from Wine, but feels like an afterthought.