Fever Chart

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McSweeney's Books, Sep 1, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Having spent most of his life medicated, electroshocked, and institutionalized, Jerome Coe finds himself homeless on the coldest night of the century and so, with nowhere else to go, he accepts a ride out of New England from an old love's ex-girlfriend. It doesn't quite work out, but he makes it to New Orleans, and a new life work, friends, and only the occasional psychotic break. What follows involves his last two chances to find real happiness (one's from Ecuador, one sells cigarettes), the old vicious enemies that may prevent him from obtaining it, and a cast of Crescent City denizens that makes for one of the most vivid ensembles since Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces.

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User Review  - mabroms - LibraryThing

Modern day picaresque, Laugh Out Loud funny in (many) parts. Highly recommended to those so inclined, though not for the prudish. Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

I really did not expect to love this book as much as I did. Fever Chart tells the story of Jerome Coe, who has spend his life in and out of mental institutions. Easily enamored of women, prone to ... Read full review


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Bill Cotter and Bill Young are longtime members of the World's Fair Collectors Society. Cotter's many visits to the fair as an adolescent inspired him to become a submarine designer for the United States Navy and later an entertainment executive. Young hosts a prominent website that explores the history of the fair and its space-age attractions. Both are avid collectors of world fair memorabilia.