Where is Joe Merchant?

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Avon Books, 1993 - Fiction - 399 pages
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Five years ago, the rock star Joe Merchant committed suicide, yet he keeps popping back into the tabloid headlines like a piece of toast. Spotted everywhere from Cincinnati to Atlanta, the dead guitarist is now more famous than ever. Could he actually be alive? Where is Joe Merchant? For Frank Bama, the quest to find him is just one more excuse to flee Key West and change latitudes. For Trevor Kane, the hemorrhoid-ointment heiress, it is an attempt to unravel the mystery of her brother's death. For Desdemona, Joe Merchant is another missing link in her communication with space aliens as she tries to build a rocket ship, and for yellow journalist Rudy Breno, Joe Merchant makes better headlines than Elvis. Once again, Jimmy Buffett cooks up a fictional gumbo of dreamers, wackos, modern-day pirates, and sharks - as Frank and Trevor embark on a wild chase through the Caribbean islands to Boomtown, an imaginary tropical oasis where anything can happen - and everything does. Welcome to paradise.

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User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

Great fun. Lots of interesting characters. Unbelievable/nutty plot that reminded me of some other fun books by popular Florida based authors. Read full review

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User Review  - Amber - Goodreads

I'd give it 2.5 stars. It was entertaining, but nothing really pulled me into it, and I had no strong feelings one way or another when it ended. Read full review

About the author (1993)

Playing to sold-out stadiums across America every summer, singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett has recorded over 30 albums, including Changes in Latitudes (1977) and Son of a Son of a Sailor (1978), both of which went platinum, and Songs You Know By Heart (1985), which sold double-platinum. Two of his hit singles, Margaritaville and Come Monday, are favorites among his devoted fans. Buffett was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on Christmas Day, 1946. He earned a B.S. in history and journalism from the University of Southern Mississippi and worked as a freelance journalist for Inside Sports and Outside magazines. Buffett is the author of two best-selling books, Tales from Margaritaville (1988) and Where Is Joe Merchant? (1992), among others. He is collaborating with the author Herman Wouk on a musical titled Don't Stop The Carnival. Buffett considers Florida his home; however he spends many summers on Long Island.

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