Fever Chart

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McSweeney's Books, Sep 1, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
19 Reviews
Having spent most of his life medicated, electroshocked, and institutionalized, Jerome Coe finds himself homeless on the coldest night of the century — and so, with nowhere else to go, he accepts a ride out of New England from an old love's ex-girlfriend. It doesn't quite work out, but he makes it to New Orleans, and a new life — work, friends, and only the occasional psychotic break. What follows involves his last two chances to find real happiness (one's from Ecuador, one sells cigarettes), the old vicious enemies that may prevent him from obtaining it, and a cast of Crescent City denizens that makes for one of the most vivid ensembles since Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces.

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Obsessed with New Orleans after my first trip there. Bought this book from Crescent City Books on Chartres St. after asking the guy working the desk recommended it to me. Great great book really funny and Jerome Coe is an amazing character. All you need is love. Read full review

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User Review  - Matthew Beck - Goodreads

I'd like to say "in the tradition of" Joseph Heller, John Kennedy O'Toole and Tristan Egolf's 'Lord of the Barnyard', but I'm not sure it's quite any of these. A bizarre, kaleidoscopic trip, to be sure. If you liked any of the aforementioned stuff, then by all means.... Read full review


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Bill Cotter and Bill Young are longtime members of the World's Fair Collectors Society. Cotter's many visits to the fair as an adolescent inspired him to become a submarine designer for the United States Navy and later an entertainment executive. Young hosts a prominent website that explores the history of the fair and its space-age attractions. Both are avid collectors of world fair memorabilia.