Civic Beauties

Civic Beauties

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by C. D. Payne
     
 

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From the acclaimed author of the underground cult classic "Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp" comes this hilarious new "musical" novel of teenage sisters from Ohio who "light a small cherry bomb" under their minister father's campaign for th Vice Presidency of the United States. While one lovely sister dallies with a picketing environmentalist, her…  See more details below

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From the acclaimed author of the underground cult classic "Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp" comes this hilarious new "musical" novel of teenage sisters from Ohio who "light a small cherry bomb" under their minister father's campaign for th Vice Presidency of the United States. While one lovely sister dallies with a picketing environmentalist, her identical twin conspires to "blow the elections sky high." The pace is hectic and the surprises non-stop as one eccentric character after another suddenly breaks into "song".

Editorial Reviews

staff reviewer
"Payne has a knack for pace, rhythm, and humor as his characters pause frequently to sing satirical songs in this uproariously funny farce of politics, guns, corporate money, the Christian right, and more."
Josh Emmons
"Civic Beauties parodies presidential races with caustic vigor, beating around the Bush like a vulture circling its prey, all the way down to its twin teenage narrators . . . His work is a shining reward for any prospector."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781882647200
Publisher:
Aivia Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
253
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

C.D. Payne is the author of a dozen humorous novels that have won a large readership around the world. His novel "Youth in Revolt" was made into a movie of the same name which debuted in 2010. From Dimension Films, it starred Michael Cera, Steve Buscemi, Ray Liotta, and Jean Smart.

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Civic Beauties 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow the first review was written when i was five months old. Now im twelve
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pulled from the same manic-depressive vein as 'Youth in Revolt', Civic Beauties is definitely worth the time it takes to read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book was really good. I don't really read too many books but this one was really good. I think it is pretty life like instead of the usual fake stuff you get in a book.