Naked Came the Manatee
Dave Barry, Edna Buchanan, Elmore Leonard, James W. Hall, Brian Antoni, Paul Levine, Carolina Hospital
Fawcett Columbine, 1995 - Fiction - 201 pages
In South Florida, everyone wants to get a head. But not just any head. A very famous human head--severed and snugged away in a cryonic container. A head that could spark a revolution and change the course of history.
Everybody wants a piece of the noggin: rotund gangster Big Joey G., a 102-year-old environmentalist, hard-boiled Miami reporter Britt Montero, lawyer Jake Lassiter, and a would-be dictator in exile--with ex-president Jimmy Carter and a lovable manatee named Booger thrown in for good measure.
With bodies piling up it's anybody's guess what will happen from one chapter to the next, as an all-star line-up of Florida's finest writers take turns at taking this outrageously original novel to the limit--and beyond.
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Review: Naked Came the ManateeUser Review - Scott Neilson - Goodreads
13 chapters, 13 authors (last was Hiaasen) - cool idea to write book this way, ok plot, ok characters, like the Hiaasen ending (Castro goes back to Cuba) Read full review
Review: Naked Came the ManateeUser Review - Michael Talarski - Goodreads
A Mess, but a fun mess. Read full review