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Christopher Moore's latest novel, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, takes readers to new heights as he writes one of the most unique and imaginative novels of the year. Tucker Case is an alcoholic pilot who flies a pink corporate jet for Mary Jean Cosmetics. His life takes a drastic turn when he meets a prostitute at the Holiday Inn lounge who is eager to join the "mile high club." He takes the young vixen up to fulfill her wildest fantasies but suddenly loses control of the plane, resulting in an extraordinary crash landing. Both the plane and his manhood are grounded indefinitely.
While recovering in the hospital, Tucker soon learns that he has lost his pilot's license and the one job he ever loved. He also learns that his story has reached national headlines as those involved hit the talk-show circuit. Case pulls himself up from his dismal situation when he gets a visit from his buddy Jake Skye, who hooks him up with a missionary doctor who saw his story on a TV talk show. The job involves flying medical supplies to a remote Pacific island — no questions asked. Through this twist of fate, Case gets caught in a typhoon, fends off attacking sharks, and gets captured by an ex-cannibal. All of these life-threatening adventures are endured with his newfound friends: Kimi, a Filipino transvestite, and Kimi's talking fruit bat, Roberto.
Barely alive after this incredible journey, Case arrives with his new friends for his first day of work. And so the adventure continues. With a mad scientist and his equally devious wife on the island, things only get crazier. CarlHiaasen,the author of Strip Tease and Stormy Weather, thinks "Christopher Moore is a very sick man, in the very best sense of the word. Island of the Sequined Love Nun is so delightfully warped and funny that no sane person could've written it."