Gold Fools

Gold Fools

by Gilbert Sorrentino
     
 

Three teenage boys, Nort and Dick Shannon and their friend, Bud Merkel, find themselves in the middle of the forbidding Gila Desert on an adventure that will, they hope, lead them to the fabled riches of desert gold. Their guides, the grizzled prospector, Hank Crosby, and the leathery old cowpoke, Billee Dobb, accompany them through blistering heat, savage

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Three teenage boys, Nort and Dick Shannon and their friend, Bud Merkel, find themselves in the middle of the forbidding Gila Desert on an adventure that will, they hope, lead them to the fabled riches of desert gold. Their guides, the grizzled prospector, Hank Crosby, and the leathery old cowpoke, Billee Dobb, accompany them through blistering heat, savage sandstorms, and the dangers posed by the evil Del Pinzo and his sinister Indian companion, Zapto, men who want the treasure for themselves. In this brilliant, witty, yet fond burlesque of the boys' adventure books, Sorrentino tells the story in interrogative sentences, forcing the reading to answer the very questions of the narrative itself.

Gilbert Sorrentino teaches at Stanford University.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Composed entirely in interrogative sentences, this spoof of boys' adventure books gives the humble question mark a serious workout and taxes readers as well. Gold Fools by experimentalist Gilbert Sorrentino (Mulligan Stew, etc.) charts the adventures of teenage boys Nort and Dick Shannon and Bud Merkel as they traipse through the Gila Desert on a quest for desert gold. Exuberant, inventive and thoroughly maddening, Sorrentino's eccentric work fearlessly tests all kinds of boundaries. ( Apr. 4) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781892295675
Publisher:
Green Integer Books
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
Green Integer Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

A luminary of American literature, Gilbert Sorrentino was a boyhood friend of Hubert Selby, Jr., a confidant of William Carlos Williams, a two-time PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, and the recipient of a Lannan Literary Lifetime Achievement Award. He taught at Stanford for many years before returning to his native Brooklyn and published over thirty books before his death in 2006.

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