When does the novel No More Dead Dogs take place?

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Korman wrote No More Dead Dogs in 2000, and it appears that he set the story around the same time. In the opening paragraph, for example, Wallace says his father was around fourteen when the Vietnam War ended in 1975, which means he is around the normal age to be...

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Korman wrote No More Dead Dogs in 2000, and it appears that he set the story around the same time. In the opening paragraph, for example, Wallace says his father was around fourteen when the Vietnam War ended in 1975, which means he is around the normal age to be a father of a seventh grader in the late nineties. Another clue that it's set in the late nineties is when Rachel Turner addresses a letter to the actress Julia Roberts that includes the names of other nineties icons, such as Brad Pitt and Leonardo Di Caprio.

The biggest clue, however, is on page 164, when Wallace Wallace pulls out a VCR tape from a football game from the previous year marked November 1999. So to be exact, the story is set in 2000.

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