Finders Keepers

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Overview

Caught in the netherworld between college and a career, novice backpacker Jason Medley and adventuresome Theo Barnes stumble through this novel filled with European hash bars and hangovers, religious zealots and stalkers, saucy girls and overnight trains—all under the looming specter of adult responsibility. But when a jar of the universe’s DNA accidentally drops to Earth from eternity, these new friends find their loyalties put to the test, unaware that a motley crew from another realm is feverishly chasing them...

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Overview

Caught in the netherworld between college and a career, novice backpacker Jason Medley and adventuresome Theo Barnes stumble through this novel filled with European hash bars and hangovers, religious zealots and stalkers, saucy girls and overnight trains—all under the looming specter of adult responsibility. But when a jar of the universe’s DNA accidentally drops to Earth from eternity, these new friends find their loyalties put to the test, unaware that a motley crew from another realm is feverishly chasing them across the globe with the fate of the Milky Way hanging in the balance. Traversing Europe, New Zealand, and the backbone of eternity, this hilarious buddy story not only tackles friendship, sex, love, and desire, but also God, reincarnation, and what really happened to the dinosaurs.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
As the Milky Way Galaxy is being created in Eternity's laboratories, a jar of CBM (cosmic building material) goes missing on Earth (thanks to the on-the-clock "getting' it on" of two employees). Hapless New Zealander Theo Barnes discovers the jar but has no idea what it contains; when the sea creatures start talking, however, even he realizes that it holds great significance. Eager to learn more, he goes on a backpacking trip through Europe, where he meets Jason Medley, an aimless American on a quest of self-discovery. The two meander across the continent, while all around them people search desperately for the CBM, intent on salvaging the scheduled unveiling of the Milky Way. What Colchamiro's unique and funny novel lacks in coherence, it makes up for in style and panache. The author has created the quintessential bumbling duo in Barnes and Medley, two clueless dudes drifting through a rather dense narrative, and most of the large supporting cast from Eternity (from ex-lovers Emma and Lex to the husband-and-wife team of Donald and Danielle, who lost the jar in the first place) are funny and well-drawn. This is a strong debut from a very imaginative writer.
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From the Publisher

“Unique and funny. A very imaginative writer.”  —Publishers Weekly

“Off-the-wall. Like nothing else I've read before.”  —SF Book Reviews

Finders Keepers is a rollicking novel.”  —SF & Fantasy Association of New Zealand

“A truly mad cap journey. Fantasia in print!”  —Thomas O'Callaghan, author, Bone Thief

“Funny and adventurous. Finders Keepers is a great reminder to live life to the fullest!”  —Rob Magnotti, comedian

“An unpredictable tale of cosmic mayhem, fascinating characters and universal secrets.”  —James Chambers, author, Resurrection House

“We are treated to a hilarious travelogue through European tourist hot spots and bed-hopping backpacker hostels. The antics of the designer of the Solar System and her dog…to recover the jar [with the Universe's DNA] before others, are gutsy yet funny.” —Geoff Nelder, Science42Fiction

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979480140
  • Publisher: 3 Finger Prints
  • Publication date: 10/8/2010
  • Pages: 301
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Russ Colchamiro has had fiction published in Fast Food Blues, Illya's Honey, and the Moose Bound Press Anthology and is the author of the comic book miniseries Timespell. He lives in Queens, New York.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Sounds great. Too bad that when I search for it on my NOOK, it

    Sounds great. Too bad that when I search for it on my NOOK, it can't be found, either by title or authors name. DUH

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