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Love Among the Cannibals

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Speaking of this 1957 novel, the author has said it ended his obsession with the reconstruction of the immediate past and moved him into the contemporary scene. The narrator, Earl Horter, is a lyric writer who is in Hollywood with Mac, his partner, to write a musical. With two girls they have picked up and gone to Acapulco.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 1st 1977 by University of Nebraska Press (first published 1957)
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Jun 18, 2017 R rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It's my favorite of the Morris books I've read. Funny like Pynchon, with his lyrics, but less demanding of intellectual impracticalities. I'm too young for all the song references in the book but it's inessential-- as he says. Very good read.
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Dec 20, 2009 Rebecca rated it really liked it
A very entertaining, engaging story about two men who decide to borrow what they believe is a luxurious villa in Mexico to escape there and write a musical. It says a lot about work ethic (the only hardworking people are the looters). Lots of misadventures. Worth reading.
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Wright Marion Morris was an American novelist, photographer, and essayist. He is known for his portrayals of the people and artifacts of the Great Plains in words and pictures, as well as for experimenting with narrative forms.
Morris won the National Book Award for The Field of Vision in 1956. His final novel, Plains Song won the American Book Award in 1981.
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