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Journey to Bom Goody

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Fiction. Karen Heuler's new novel, JOURNEY TO BOM GOODY, takes us to the Amazon River where a retired electronics store owner conducts a "social experiment" by delivering VCRs and portable electric generators to increasingly isolated natives along the riverbank. The fantastical results are as telling about America's Entertainment-Tonight civilization as they are about ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Livingston Press (AL) (first published May 1st 2005)
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Misha
Mar 09, 2013 Misha rated it did not like it
BookList: Forbes is a retired American electronics salesman who seeks meaning in his life by going on a sort of vision quest into the Amazon. His plan is to deliver electricity, TV, and film to the most remote tribes in the jungle and then witness their transformation. Exposure to media will allow these disenfranchised peoples entry into the wider world’s discourse, Forbes believes. He does not seem to realize the damage his plan might wreak. A likable but culpable rube, he is haunted by ...more
Karen Heuler
Jan 23, 2015 Karen Heuler rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
All true journeys leave the familiar for the strange. Here, strange journeys meet each other in the Amazon, where the Americans who search for their elusive goals don't realize just how strange *they* are from the Amazonian perspective.
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Karen Heuler’s stories have appeared in over 90 literary and speculative journals and anthologies, from Alaska Quarterly Review to Weird Tales. She has won an O. Henry award, was short-listed for the Iowa Short Fiction award, nominated for Pushcart and Best American Short Story awards, and was a finalist for the Bellwether Award and the Shirley Jackson Award. The New York Times called her first ...more
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