Dickeyville: A novel

Dickeyville: A novel

by Joe Abbott

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Dickeyville: A novel by Joe Abbott

A young man goes into the woods and kills a beast. It's the old romance of coming of age. But let's make this hoary epic into a comedy of initiation in the language of the here-and-now. Some feckless guy from a world of sex, drugs and rock-n-roll - or surfing and fringes of the film industry (he's from Southern California) - gets stuck in the snow in a small town in rural mid-America. How do the natives react? What pranks do they play? Are these folks malign or do they have hearts of gold once you get past the inbred noses and flappy ears? Dickeyville is tough but fun-loving, old-fashioned yet not quite so hick as a New Age sophisticate likes to think. Here the young man faces monsters he's never imagined...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780936315355
Publisher: Starhaven
Publication date: 06/11/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Joe Abbott's essays and stories have appeared in literary and academic publications. He teaches language arts at Butte College in Northern California, where his office overlooks a complex of Pleistocene lava domes considered the world's smallest mountain range. He has been a ship's mate and has worked for the Humboldt/Del Norte County Public Health Department and Public Guardian's Office, the Northcoast Environimental Center and the Ano Nuevo Interpretive Association. He once wrestled lumber in redwood mills and farmed in Northern California's 'emerald triangle', where income is not of a taxable variety. He has a BA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and an MA from University of California at Davis. His wife is a physician; they have two sons.

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