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Harmon Nails III, wry observer of the human condition, cynical divorcee, reluctant literary student and reckless sportsman, tracks a priceless stolen heirloom. In the course of his pursuits, Harmon presents bemused readers with a satirical glimpse of academia, the Southern California lifestyle, and the rigors of finding one's identity, sexual and otherwise.
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Michael Petracca was conceived in Brooklyn but transported in utero to Los Angeles, where he was born. As a youngster Michael enjoyed watching sudsy clothes tumble in the laundry room. This unnatural behavior evolved into a lifelong passion for surfing. After moving to Santa Barbara in pursuit of advanced degrees, Michael became a full-time lecturer in the Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he has taught for the past seventeen years. Michael conducts fiction writing workshops at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and Antioch University as well. His publications include novels, such as Doctor Syntax and Captain Zzyzx, college-level writing texts, such as Common Culture and AC/DC (co authored with Madeleine Sorapure and Bonnie Beedles, respectively), short stories and articles on interpreting the products of popular culture, and a fiction writing text that recently came out with Prentice Hall, titled The Graceful Lie.Review:
His two thematically connected novels, Doctor Syntax and Captain Zzyzx, are alternately erudite and silly -- and overwhelmingly funny. -- Digby Diehl
I don't have enough grey cells left to recall all the wonderful passages. -- Christopher Buckley
Very, very clever! Petracca, who grew up in Los Angeles, has a cynic's eye for the groves of academe... -- Toronto Globe and Mail, Margaret Cannon
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