Decline of the Lawrence Welk Empire: A Novel

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Hawthorne Books, 2006 - Fiction - 353 pages
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It's impossible not to be charmed by Edgar Donahoe (Publishers Weekly) and he's back for another misguided adventure! When Edgar is expelled from college for drunkenly bellowing expletives from a dorm window at three a.m., he hitchhikes to Colorado and trains as a cook. A postcard arrives from Edgar's childhood buddy, Connor Harding, inviting him to a Caribbean island. Once there Edgar cooks at the local tourist restaurant and falls in love with Connor's girl, Kate. He becomes embroiled in a love triangle and his troubles multiply as he is stalked by murderous island native, Chollie Legion. Even Cinnamon Jim the medicine man is no help. Ultimately, it takes a hurricane to blow Edgar out of this mess.
 

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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, and his work has previously appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Sun, and The Coal City Review. He won a Best American Short Story award in 1998, as well as garnering numerous Pushcart and O'Henry nominations. His debut book of non-fiction stories, Things I Like About America, was published in 2002.

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