Biggest Elvisby P. F. Kluge
A dozen years after the death of Elvis Presley in Memphis, a man called the Biggest Elvis--the oldest and fattest of a trio of Presley impersonators--galvanizes the sailors and bar girls around the huge U.S. naval base in Olongapo, Philippines. Part mystery, part love story, part mordant commentary on the waning og American power worldwide, Bggest Elvis revives and re-envisions the life of America's leading 20th-century folk hero.
Overall, a likable narrative that manages to transcend its pretentious commentary about rock, religion, and American imperialism.
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Meet the Author
P.F. Kluge is Writer in Residence at Kenyon College. He is the author of Gone Tomorrow and A Call From Jersey, published by Overlook. Two films, Dog Day Afternoon and Eddie and the Cruisers, are based on his work.
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