The Salt Palace

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Western Michigan University, New Issues Poetry & Prose, Jan 1, 2005 - Fiction - 348 pages
2 Reviews
Fiction. "If you think we don't need another heavily footnoted Mormon road trip basketball novel, think again. With this unorthodox gem, Darren DeFrain creates a genre of his own, with the athletic ease of the Angel Moroni going in for a lay-up. Thoughtful, deadpan, shot through with comic inspiration, it's a debut worth doing the wave for"--J. Robert Lennon.

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a novel unlike any Defrain's capable hands the by-now-stale DFW trope of fiction-with-footnotes takes on a whole new dimension, melding LDS-for-beginners and Jazz basketball with a dark, dark road trip with a psycho one-armed ex-missionary jack Mormon. Read full review

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Very good book, though I can't say I'm impartial in this review. :-) It's hard to keep the narrator of the book and the flesh and blood person I know separate, though I know he wishes it. Good story nonetheless; use of footnotes is intriguing to me. Read full review


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