FIRST EDITION The Free Fall of Webster Cummings by Tom Bodett, 1996
Synopsis: Ed and Emily Embark. After a lifetime in Alaska, the Flannigans head down the long road to the "lower Forty-eight" and an uncertain future in an Oregon college town. The Free Fall of Webster Cummings. A young research analyst is planted firmly on the road of discovery after a near-death encounter with gravity.
Oliver the Dreamer. We spend a day with Oliver, a homeless amnesiac living in Seattle. Road Rangers. Lloyd and Evelyn Decker, retired and bored stiff, sell the family home and begin a final voyage across America in their powder blue, thirty-two foot Swinger Deluxe Road Ranger motor home. The Bedinger-Hooples. The hyphen is the first thing to come between Richard and Katherine Bedinger as they wed and remove themselves to separate coasts to manage their careers and attempt a bicoastal marriage. Norman's Party. Norman Tuttle falls victim once again to hormones and his girlfriend's will. Anthony Decker. Anthony Decker pumps gas in Booder, Indiana - a town built on the site of the founder's dead horse. He ponders his life while filling the tank of his parents' ridiculous RV and sending the remnants of his childhood home down the road without him. Quartz Creek.
The Flannigans arrive in Quartz Creek, Oregon - recovering logging town and emerging Mecca to a peculiar mix of New Age enthusiasts.
- 1996 copy of The Free Fall of Webster Cummings by Tom Bodett
- first edition
- hardcover, no dust jacket
- excellent condition