Topsy Dingo Wild Dog

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Aspiring actress Mary Jane Shady, the heroine of Carr's raunchy, overdone, sometimes crude comedy, was nicknamed Topsy Dingo Wild Dog by her high-school boyfriend Bobby Henderson after he forced her to have sex with a dog, then ditched her. Now 35, Mary Jane is returning to Uncertain, her hometown in west Texas, for her 20th high-school reunion, full of lust for married Bobby, obsessive guilt over her sexual secret and trepidation because the townies think she's a Hollywood star--when in fact she does peanut-butter commercials. She is unaware that Ralph Painter, her obnoxious agent, and Arabella du Noir, black model turned advertising honcho, will soon arrive in Uncertain for an on-location shoot. In her first novel, playwright and producer Carr lampoons small-town tackiness, crass materialism, anti-Semitism and racism. Uncertain's unconventional residents include Baby Flowers, who takes striptease strolls through town; Mary Jane's mother, who runs a funeral parlor; and her 75-year-old Aunt Lottie, deflowered on a car top by her hubby Leo, who sports a Garfield the Cat tattoo on his chest.
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This funny first novel has the same bizarre characters and kooky situations characteristic of Rita Mae Brown and Tom Robbins's books. It recounts the return of Mary Jane Shady, a B-movie actress now famous as "The Creamy Crunchy Peanut Butter Girl," to her hometown--Uncertain, Texas--for her 20th high school reunion. Though the town reveres her as its most famous citizen, Mary Jane's dark secret is her constant battle with her alter ego, "Topsy Dingo Wild Dog," who reared her ugly head because of a rather disgusting incident in Mary Jane's past. From Siamese twins running for Homecoming Queen(s) to Yvonne (pronounced Why-vonne) Henderson, the town's richest woman, this is a book full of eccentrics. The patois is right on the mark and the humor black and always teetering on the edge of bad taste. Conservative audiences beware. This is not everyone's cup of tea--but there's real talent here.
- Rosellen Brewer, Monterey Cty . Free Libs . , Seaside, Cal.
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