Decline of the Lawrence Welk Empire: A Novel

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Hawthorne Books, Mar 1, 2011 - Fiction - 360 pages
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"It’s impossible not to be charmed by Edgar Donahoe (Publishers Weekly)," and he’s back for another misguided adventure. When Edgar is expelled from college for drunkenly bellowing expletives from a dorm window at 3:00 am, he hitchhikes to Colorado and trains as a cook. A postcard arrives from Edgar’s college buddy, Mountain Moses, inviting him to a Caribbean island. Once there Edgar cooks at the local tourist resort and falls in love with Mountain’s girl, Kate. He becomes embroiled in a love triangle and his troubles multiply as he is stalked by murderous island native Chollie Legion. Even Cinnamon Jim, the medicine man, is no help. Ultimately it takes a hurricane to blow Edgar out of this mess.
 

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This second novel from Ballantine (afterGod Clobbers All ) initially conjures images ofLord of the Flies , but then you would have to add about ten years to protagonists├ƒ┬»├‚┬┐├‚┬Ż ages and make them ... Read full review

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Poe Ballantine currently lives in Chadron, Nebraska. His work has previously appeared in The Atlantic Monthly Online, The Sun, Kenyon Review and The Coal City Review. He won a Best American Short Story award in 1998, as well as garnering numerous Pushcart and O’Henry nominations. Mr. Ballantine's debut title, Things I Like About America, was published by Hawthorne Books in 2002, followed by his first novel, God Clobbers Us All in 2004 .
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