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Title: Pineapple
Sub-title: A Comic Novel in Verse
By (author): Joe Taylor
ISBN10-13: 1944697276 : 9781944697273
Format: Paperback
Size: 230x155mm
Pages: 350
Weight: .566 Kg.
Published: Sagging Meniscus Press - June   2017
List Price: 16.99 Pounds Sterling
Availability: In Stock   Qty Available: 2
Subjects: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Welcome to Los Alamos, where the big-brained boys and girls are at it again. But atoms have become passé: now it’s the Higgs boson, which they are using to develop a clean, efficient weapon of mini-destruction, mysteriously dropping bodies and groups of bodies into junior black holes within a fifty mile radius. Moreover, they are accomplishing this perfidy in comic rhyming quatrains. Can an intrepid group of six amateur do-gooders resolve the mystery and prevent the unleashing of this new WMD? With the help of several Doberman pinschers, a vasifactive Kentucky writer and his vivacious muse, Herr Morguemeister, and Verdi’s Otello, a resolution seems just possible.
About The Author:
Joe Taylor is the author of the novels BACK TO THE WINE JUG: A COMIC NOVEL IN VERSE, PINEAPPLE, Oldcat & Ms. Puss: A Book of Days for You and Me and LET THERE BE LITE, OR, HOW I CAME TO KNOW AND LOVE GÖDEL'S INCOMPLETENESS PROOF, as well as a book of stories, GHOSTLY DEMARCATIONS: STORIES. He is the director of Livingston Press at the University of West Alabama.
Reviews:
"Joe Taylor’s Pineapple is Chaucer for the Atomic Age: wise, bawdy, howlingly funny cultural/political commentary on the state of our state—and rhymed, of course! Aided by able muse Trixie, OBW (Our Beloved Writer) delivers a rollicking tale of mystery, mayhem, government shenanigans, lost daughters and ‘writer’s revenge’ under a blistering New Mexico sun in a Los Alamos you’ll ever after consider the real Los Alamos. What more could a reader ask of OBW and his ‘dratted characters’? Not a damn thing. Follow line 23, chapter eight instructions to the T: ‘Buy J Taylor’s books, they’ll improve your head." -- Kat Meads, author of "For You", "Madam Lenin" & "Ladies: First".
“Pineapple is a tour de force -- marvelously witty, filled with characters a reader is unlikely to forget, hilarious rhymes and turns of plot that kept me laughing—sometimes hooting -- as I turned the pages. A novel in verse is a tall order, and Joe Taylor fills it to the brim.” -- Susan Ludvigson, author of "Sweet Confluence" (New and Selected Poems) and "Trinity".
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