Cover Art by David Boatwright
Today, Oh Boy is the tale of one day in the life of Rusty Boykin and Ollie Wyborn, juniors at Summerville High School. The year is 1970, and as a countercultural emerges in their conservative South Carolina community, a cast of characters find themselves in the throes of social upheaval: preppies, jocks, hippies, and belligerent country boys who don’t believe in giving peace a chance.
To discover Wesley Moore’s writing is to enter an arresting world where the truly literary is in constant conversation with the earthy & gritty. Moore captures life in its multitudes.
—Joanna Hershon, author of—most recently—St. Ivo
By turns rowdy and tender, irreverent and gracious, Moore’s dispatches from the madcap human carnival never fail to engage and enlighten. He is not just a writer’s writer, but a carpenter’s writer, a bartender’s writer, a musician’s writer.
—Charlie Geer, author of Outbound
Just as James Joyce’s Ulysses reimagined Homer’s Odyssey for twentieth-century adults, Wesley Moore’s Today, Oh Boy reimagines Ulysses for twenty-first-century young adults in a carefully crafted novel portraying the peregrinations of a host of protagonists, mostly high school students, during a single school day in Summerville, an idyllic small town in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Once this great chase began, I couldn’t put it down.
–Eugene Platt, author of – most recently – Weaned on War
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