The Mulching of America: A Novel

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Touchstone, Oct 24, 1996 - Fiction - 272 pages
16 Reviews
Hickum Looney is determined to win Soaps for Life's annual sales contest - and this year he has an edge. Looney has found that ideal customer: the proverbial little old lady, who swallows all his patter, introduces him to all her friends, and helps him fill a record number of order books. But before he can claim the Cadillac, the trip to Disney World, and the $2,000 in cash as his own, Looney must contend with the Boss, a man who outsells his own salesman year after year.

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User Review  - Lynn Demarest - Goodreads

It kills me to give this only three stars, and perhaps the fault is my own, but after a successful takeoff the novel for me seemed to veer off course and sputter out. The Boss takes on three names ... Read full review

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User Review  - Abe Something - Goodreads

Everybody just does what they're told and the world grinds on. I loved this book. It was my first experience with Harry Crews, who I only knew as the namesake of a Kim Gordon/Lydia Lunch project ... Read full review

About the author (1996)

Harry Crews was born in Alma, Georgia on June 7, 1935. He served three years in the Marines then entered the University of Florida on the G.I. Bill. He received a bachelor's degree in literature in 1960, followed by a master's in education. He taught at Broward Community College and wrote copy for Nelson Boswell's radio show Challenge the Response. His first novel, The Gospel Singer, was published in 1968. His other works include Karate Is a Thing of the Spirit, Car, The Hawk Is Dying, The Gypsy's Curse, A Feast of Snakes, The Knockout Artist, Scar Lover, and Celebration. He also wrote a memoir entitled A Childhood: The Biography of a Place. He died from complications of neuropathy on March 28, 2012 at the age of 76.

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