Delano

Delano

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by John Orozco, Curtis La Chusa
     
 

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Eddie Delano is an underachieving, recalcitrant young man desperate to avoid life's absurdities and cursed to experience them in total. His sidesplitting quest begins in war-torn Vietnam but moves quickly to rural California and a circus-like college filled with oddball professors, rabid women's libbers, and misguided leaders of the social revolution. His helpers and… See more details below

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Eddie Delano is an underachieving, recalcitrant young man desperate to avoid life's absurdities and cursed to experience them in total. His sidesplitting quest begins in war-torn Vietnam but moves quickly to rural California and a circus-like college filled with oddball professors, rabid women's libbers, and misguided leaders of the social revolution. His helpers and guides include the ultimate con man, a stoned-out hippie, and the wicked woman of his darkest desires. Despite their shenanigans and the obstacles provided by the comically inept sheriff's detectives and the maniacal vegetarians of Baba Rama, Eddie finds his treasure. Or does he?

Editorial Reviews

The Best Reviews - Kelley Hartshorn
"Orozco's writing is witty and biting, the characters are memorable, and the political atmosphere of higher education and, later, public education at this crucial time in American history is very entertaining."
The Rough Guide to Cult Fiction - Paul; Michaela; Helen Simpson, Bushell, Roddis
An American campus novel with some of the biting wit Heller brought to war in Catch-22 applied to academia. Perennially under-achieving, Delano's odyssey starts with him shooting off his big toe to avoid further entanglement in the Vietnam war, but shifts to a California campus. You know those reviews that begin, "i haven't laughed this much since...'Well, the title they're often talking about is this one by Orozco.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148556022
Publisher:
Parnassus
Publication date:
12/10/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
170
File size:
1 MB

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