Serendipity Green

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Permanent Press, 2000 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Tuttwyler, Ohio is the perfect Midwestern town. Beautiful square. Gazebo dripping with gingerbread. Leafy streets lined with big white houses.

Even the town's annual summer festival is perfect. Squaw Days, it's called. It commemorates the unfortunate clubbing death of the Indian princess Podewedka, by the town's founding fathers, John and Amos Tuttwyler, way back in 1803.

The only thing that's not perfect is Howie Dornick's house. It's right on the parade route and it hasn't been painted in years. But that's going to change, now that D. William Aitchbone is chairman of the Squaw Days Committee. You can bet on that!

But Bill Aitchbone has to tread carefully. Howie, after all, is the illegitimate son of local war hero Artie Brown. And Howie Dornick is not about to readily accede to Aitchbone's pressure.

"Serendipity Green" not only lampoons America's small town festivals, it lowers the boom on big city trendiness as well. It is irreverent, iconoclastic and simply irresistible.

Whether you're from a small town or big city -- or whether you're languishing in some boring old suburb in-between -- Rob Levandoski's devilishly funny "Serendipity Green" will get you right where you live!

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A hideous home-brewed housepaint has unpredictable consequences for the daft residents of a small Ohio town that's preparing for its annual tourist event, in this second midwestern gothic from ... Read full review


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Rob Levandoski is the recipient of the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council. He lives on his family's farm in Hinckley, Ohio.

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