Decline of the Lawrence Welk Empire: A Novel

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Hawthorne Books, 2006 - Fiction - 353 pages
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In this follow-up to God Clobbers Us All, Edgar Donahoe is back for another misguided adventure. When Edgar is expelled from college, he accepts his pal Mountain Moses' offer to come to a Caribbean island. Once there, Edgar cooks at the local tourist resort and falls in love with Mountain's girl, Kate. Embroiled in a dangerous love triangle and stalked by a mysterious local, he turns to medicine man Cinnamon Jim for help -- but even the supernatural may not be able to save him now. Ballantine's quirky humor and captivating prose have drawn comparison to Kerouac and Bukowski, but his voice remains inimitably his own in this raucous, riveting adventure.
 

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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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About the author (2006)

Poe Ballantine currently lives in Chadron, Nebraska. His work has appeared ináThe Atlantic Monthly,áThe Sun,áKenyon Review, andáThe Coal City Review. In addition to garnering numerous Pushcart and O. Henry nominations, Mr. Ballantine's work has been included in the anthologiesáThe Best American Short Stories 1998áandáThe Best American Essays 2006.

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