Jeff Metcalf: Wacko's City of Fun Carnival

Weller Book Works welcomes store friend Jeff Metcalf for a reading and signing of Wacko's City of Fun Carnival, Wednesday, March 4, at 6:30 PM!

Adolescence can be dangerous in the best of circumstances, but double that for Jeff Metcalf's winning protagonist Hubert Walker, who gets in trouble in Salt Lake City and then leaps from the frying pan into the fire by running away and joining the carnival: Wacko's City of Fun!

Hub's on the run and claims to be tough and ready, but becoming a carnie? Based on true events, this stirring story of traveling the west and finding friends in strange places, is about a young man who, we suspect, knows that he is at times his own worst enemy. In his charged and wry prose Jeff Metcalf has given us a rich vibrant story of the dangers and joy of being young.

Jeff Metcalf is a professor of English at the University of Utah and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Distinguished Teaching Award, the National Council of Teachers of English Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Writers at Work Lifetime Achievement Award. His fiction and essays have appeared in local and national magazines. His plays have been staged world-wide.

The reading will begin at 7 and will be followed by a signing.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Wacko's City of Fun Carnival Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781532353390
Availability: On Our Shelves Now

Published: King's English Bookshop - October 25th, 2019

Adolescence can be dangerous in the best of circumstances, but double that for Jeff Metcalf's winning protagonist Hubert Walker, who gets in trouble in Salt Lake City and then leaps from the frying pan into the fire by running away and joining the carnival: Wacko's City of Fun