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The 27 stories in Michael Fedo’s collection are whimsical, satirical, and laugh-out-loud funny. They are wide-ranging: a chance meeting in Hannibal, Missouri of the James Boys where Frank and Jesse encounter William and Henry; Mozart in the mosh pit; a mortuary tv infomercial; quilting as an Olympic sport; a working-class bar at which patrons’ harangues center on poetry and art instead of pro football or monster truck competitions: a nursing home where modern residents demand punk and classic rock music from visiting entertainers, rather than the syrupy standards of decades past. Interspersed throughout the book are witty riffs on media critics of music, literature, and art, along with other surprises and guffaws.
A Note From the Publisher
"...an enjoyable, light-hearted read...The fast-paced, unique narratives help to make the collection as a whole very engaging..." –On Random Book Reviews
“Quirky, subtle, enlightening, humorous and at times even outrageous.” –Michael Derr, former editor, America West Airlines Magazine
“The hilarity here is as non-stop as it is incongruous. You will bust your britches if you don’t watch out.” –Robert Lacy, author of Happy Birthday Darrell and Other Stories