The Donkey Show

The Donkey Show

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by Michael Patrick Welch, Marcus Bjernerup
     
 

Meet Patrick, a bright and well-meaning white-boy freshly relocated to the semi-dark world of New Orleans. After humid mornings spent misleading inner-city youth, Patrick pedals his disloyal bike to The Donkey Show, where he slaves for tips, chases love, and experiments with Relativity (or tries to) as his first ever Mardi Gras tumbles silently by, on the other side…  See more details below

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Meet Patrick, a bright and well-meaning white-boy freshly relocated to the semi-dark world of New Orleans. After humid mornings spent misleading inner-city youth, Patrick pedals his disloyal bike to The Donkey Show, where he slaves for tips, chases love, and experiments with Relativity (or tries to) as his first ever Mardi Gras tumbles silently by, on the other side of the Picture Window. Michael Welch is an awesome, feral talent. He's the most exciting young writer I've come across. Jonathan Ames, author of The Extra Man It'ss no surprise that lurking under the usual perception of New Orleans exists a grainier, grittier experience, one connected by memorable characters, streets and experiences. Michael Welch tells his stories with emotion and intelligence, with a sense of drama and a sense of humor. Paul Tough, New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780966918816
Publisher:
Equator Books Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Edition description:
EQUATOR BOOKS PUBLISHING
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Michael Patrick Welch has crafted a wonderful novel full of funny, weird, and sometimes scary people. It take place in New Orleans and covers the span of one year. Specifically, it covers the main character's first year in New Orleans starting from the day after Mardi Gras when he arrives in NO and continuing through to his first Mardi Gras experience. Along the way we get a close up look at a city that the tourists never see, and we get to know some wonderful characters that are so clearly drawn by this author that they stick with you long after you've put the book down. A terrific new book by an author who is a great new addition to the American literary scene. Pick this book up and find out for yourself!