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God Clobbers Us All: A Novel
     

God Clobbers Us All: A Novel

by Poe Ballantine
 

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SET AGAINST THE DECAYING HALLS of a San Diego rest home in the 1970s, God Clobbers Us All is the shimmering, hysterical, and melancholy account of eighteen-year-old surfer-boy orderly, Edgar Donahoe, and his struggles with romance, death, friendship, and an ill-advised affair with the wife of a maladjusted war veteran. All of Edgar's problems become mundane, however,

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SET AGAINST THE DECAYING HALLS of a San Diego rest home in the 1970s, God Clobbers Us All is the shimmering, hysterical, and melancholy account of eighteen-year-old surfer-boy orderly, Edgar Donahoe, and his struggles with romance, death, friendship, and an ill-advised affair with the wife of a maladjusted war veteran. All of Edgar's problems become mundane, however, when he and his lesbian Blackfoot nurse's aide best friend become responsible for the disappearance of their fellow worker after an LSD party gone awry. Ballantine's own brand of delicious quirkiness and storytelling is smooth and compelling, and God Clobbers Us All is guaranteed to satisfy Ballantine fans as well as convert those lucky enough to be discovering his work for the first time.

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It's impossible not to be charmed by the narrator of Poe Ballantine's comic and sparklingly intelligent God Clobbers Us All. Edgar, a surfing fanatic and orderly at a San Diego rest home, whiles away the evenings with drugs, booze and plenty of wacky fellow employees, "not only because we are poor and our futures are dull, but also because we see every night first hand the terrible and heartbreaking things that are going to happen to us when we grow old." An affair with a married co-worker nine years his senior seems like a big deal-that is, until a mousy nurse's aide disappears after one of Edgar's LSD parties, and he and his best friend, a mannish Blackfoot Indian named Pat, are held responsible. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983304944
Publisher:
Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Series:
Edgar Adventures
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
196
File size:
393 KB

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