Independence Day

Independence Day

by Jim Keeble
     
 
Newly-weds are difficult to avoid in Niagara Falls. Each year, 500,000 freshly hitched sweethearts book themselves into one of the 55 motels offering heart-shaped Jacuzzis, tiger rugs, and mirrored ceilings. That's 700 couples a day. Not the best place to be then, when you girlfriend rejects your proposal of marriage, proposing instead that you go your separate ways.

Overview

Newly-weds are difficult to avoid in Niagara Falls. Each year, 500,000 freshly hitched sweethearts book themselves into one of the 55 motels offering heart-shaped Jacuzzis, tiger rugs, and mirrored ceilings. That's 700 couples a day. Not the best place to be then, when you girlfriend rejects your proposal of marriage, proposing instead that you go your separate ways. His self-esteem heading south, Jim Keeble decides to follow suit, hoping that the women of America can help mend his broken heart. He says viva to Las Vegas and the showgirls of the 21st century; tries to catch a crab fisher's daughter in historic Virginia; and cheers on an ex-cheerleader on a dude ranch in Arizona. Funny and romantic, Independence Day is a true-life travelogue of a broken heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780349112954
Publisher:
Abacus
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

With his deubt novel, Men and Other Mammals -- his fellow-friendly answer to Bridget Jones's Diary -- British travel writer Jim Keeble follows in the literary footsteps of Nick Hornby, creating a poignant yet laugh-out-loud world where men trip and triumph on their way to true love.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
London, England
Date of Birth:
September 9, 1968
Place of Birth:
Cambridge, England
Education:
B.A., Oxford University, 1991

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