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Tells the story of Lee, an elderly man who is filled with madness but creates a gorgeous world of his own, filled with people with perfect souls.
Hardcover, 145 pages
Published August 1st 1991 by Four Walls Eight Windows
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Brittany Flaming
Liked? The New York Times wrote "Lee's language is vitriolic and hallucinatory, yet surprisingly lucid, producing a portrait both exceedingly strange and troubling." And that statement accurately describes the feeling and weight Lee leaves its reader with. This is not a happy story. This is the sad tale of an old man in suffering and irascible humor. For you kids out there, imagine Sheldon Cooper + Clint Eastwood + the language of Kerouac. The language is by far the most impressive aspect of thi...more
A hilarious satire on contemporary America. Lee, the hero in the novel, is so cantankerous and rages against the stupid and banal people he encounters. His rants made me laugh out loud even when he is punishing his victims with his preferred murder weapon, his very heavy, walking cane. Perdue's writing is well crafted, an educated prose that reads like poetry.
This is the story of an sour southern septuagenarian who returns to his hometown, complains about the modern world, and attacks people with his cane. Sadly I think this is my furture.
A fine entry in the Southern misanthrope tradition. Overlooked, in my view.
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Tito Perdue was born in 1938 in Chile, South America where his father, an Alabama native, was employed as an electrical engineer with the Braden Copper Company. Returning to the United States in 1941, his family settled in Anniston, Alabama, remaining there until his father's employer relocated to St. Louis in 1955. In 1956 Tito graduated from Indian Springs School, a private academy located south...more
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