Electra 225

Electra 225

by Bernard Mendillo


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Electra 225 is a funny and heartwarming novel about a man who inherits his father's classic Buick and convinces his troubled family to take a summer trip to the Pacific Ocean-for lunch.

When his father, dies, Andy Scalabenfro inherits a 1959 Buick Electra 225. A massive Buick-with holes on the side! The high point of America's love affair with the road.

Andy and his wife Christi are barely doing all right in their life in Providence, Rhode Island. He's lost his job and is filling in by substitute teaching. Their teenage kids, Henry and Morgan, talk to them a little less than most teenage kids. Christi is a CPA, who has never really gotten over the one lost opportunity of her life.

Andy decides that they should use the summer to take a car trip to California, see the Pacific Ocean, have lunch and then come back. "You can pick the restaurant," he tells Christi.

They're off. Reluctantly. But off, nonetheless. For about twenty minutes. Then the car breaks down and they have to pull off the highway in Johns Towne, Rhode Island. And they can't leave. They can't go home because they rented their house for the month.

Adventures follow. Salvation may be at hand. Oddly, everything seems to focus on Detroit.

Then there is Agnes, the octogenarian who Andy has hired to type his handwritten manuscript. They never meet, but converse through notes in Andy's writing. Slowly, Agnes and Andy find a way to do what has to be done.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500799670
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/30/2015
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Bernard Mendillo grew up in Providence, Rhode Island. He studied writing at Brown University - where he earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Playwrighting.

He has had 18 full-length plays produced - two of them off-off-Broadway and others regionally in upstate New York, Massachusetts and Los Angeles.

He has published two novels: "Dancing Naked with the Devil," "Marvin Piersoll" and "Electra 225"-and three memoirs: "Football, " "Bella in America" and "Nuns!" He lives in Canton, Massachusetts.

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