Dixiana Moon

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Viking Press, 1981 - Fiction - 275 pages
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William Price Fox's bountiful gifts for caricature and local color have earned him favorable comparisons to Mark Twain. His third novel, Dixiana Moon, is the picaresque account of a young, irrepressible New York salesman, Joe Mahaffey, who flees his business problems by joining forces with fast-talking southern con man Buck Brody in his latest scheme: the Jubilee Crusade and Famous Life of Christ Show, a combination gospel freak show and traveling circus starring Bible Belt messiah Arlo Waters. It's a story of conversion from one way of life to another and from one place to a new one, and its madcap pace in pursuit of the American dream continues all the way down the Dixiana Highway.

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William Price Fox (April 9, 1926 - April 19, 2015) was an American novelist who was born in Waukegan, Illinois, and lived in South Carolina most of his life. He graduated from the University of South Carolina and wrote Southern Fried, Moonshine Light, Moonshine Bright, Dixiana Moon, and Doctor Golf. His novels were rich in details from his South Carolina roots. Fox also wrote for USA Today, the Atlantic Monthly, Golf Digest, Golf Illustrated, Golf Magazine, Sports Illustrated, The Saturday Evening Post, Millionaire Magazine, American Heritage, the Los Angeles Times, and the Village Voice, as well as countless other publications. He died on April 19, 2015, at age 89.

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