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The novel that might have been called " Piney, Go Home!" delivers a fast-paced story, a terrific cast of characters, and dozens of memorable, laugh-out-loud moments. This 50th anniversary edition restores Richard Powell's New York Times bestseller and includes a previously unpublished preface by the author.

Pioneer, Go Home! ranks among the most entertaining of Powell's 19 published novels. Originally released by Scribner's in 1959, it was the immediate follow-up to the author's...

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Overview

The novel that might have been called " Piney, Go Home!" delivers a fast-paced story, a terrific cast of characters, and dozens of memorable, laugh-out-loud moments. This 50th anniversary edition restores Richard Powell's New York Times bestseller and includes a previously unpublished preface by the author.

Pioneer, Go Home! ranks among the most entertaining of Powell's 19 published novels. Originally released by Scribner's in 1959, it was the immediate follow-up to the author's best-known novel, The Philadelphian. Like its predecessor, "Pioneer" received rave reviews, spent weeks on the bestseller lists, and was made into a popular movie (1962's "Follow That Dream" starring Elvis Presley). The similarities end there, for with the new novel Powell chose satirical comedy over high drama-with frequently sidesplitting results.

Pioneer, Go Home! is a warm and witty tale of little man versus "Big Gummint." Powell relates the adventures of the Kwimpers-a motley clan of New Jersey Pineys who break down on the side of a southern highway project and decide to claim squatter's rights. Call them "hicks" or "bumpkins" if you like, but these Kwimpers are considerably more resourceful than most folks give them credit for-and ten times as stubborn! When the government orders them to vacate, Pop Kwimper gets his dander up and the die is cast. Hilarity ensues as the family defends its homestead against an onslaught of conniving bureaucrats, Mother Nature, and the mob.

You can't help but cheer for the heroic Kwimpers as they thumb their noses at the authorities, struggle to get a business going, stand up to gun-happy gamblers, and tangle with a foxy social worker over custody of twins Eddy and Teddy. Meantime, young Toby Kwimper and the family's endlessly resourceful "babysitter," Holly Jones, find the time to fall in love-though it takes Toby some time to realize that Holly is "real growed up." Fish and fishing are recurring themes in many of Richard Powell's novels, and there's plenty of both to go around in Pioneer, Go Home!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780937548912
  • Publisher: Plexus Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 283,325
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Posted December 30, 2011

    Great humor

    Read this book a few times in Readers Digest Condensed version. Finally got to read the whole thing. Very enjoyable book. Elvis movie "Follow That Dream" is based on this book.

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  • Posted April 15, 2009

    a classic "David vs. Goliath" story

    Richard Powell, author of THE PHILADELPHIAN, has crafted a classic little citizen vs. big government story in this hilarious encounter between enterprising poor folks and a government bound and determined to squash them. Guess who wins? Not since YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU has a cast of American originals had so much fun.

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