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Blast from the Past

Friedman, Kinky

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ISBN 10: 0684803798 / ISBN 13: 9780684803791
Published by Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1998
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First Printing. Bump to bottom flap of spine. Light shelf wear. DJ shows light wear. Inscribed and dated by Kinky. Bookseller Inventory # 000801

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Title: Blast from the Past

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed By the Author

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

A prequel to the now infamous Roadkill reveals how Kinky Friedman, the sleazy country music singer, became Kinky Friedman, sleazy detective extraordinaire, plus other secrets including where the Village Irregulars came from. 60,000 first printing. Tour.

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Kinky's back, and Abbie Hoffman's got him. Or he's got Abbie. Or a mysterious man with dirty blonde hair and a faded camouflage jacket has them both in his gunsights. It's always hard to tell who the bad guys are, because the country-western singer turned author draws an almost invisible line between his real life and his fictional adventures. That, of course, is where the fun comes in. In Blast from the Past, the Kinkster serves up an appetizer for his myriad fans--a prequel to such novels as Roadkill and The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover. The book explains how Kinky got into the detecting game and met up with the Greenwich Village irregulars who populate this popular series--Ratso, Rambam, McGovern, and the luscious Stephanie DuPont. The action takes place in the post-Watergate 1970s, when Abbie's hiding out in upstate New York, sex and drugs are de riguer, and nobody's ever heard of political correctness. The mystery is pretty simple--you can see the ending coming long before Kinky can--but that's never been the point of these bawdy, irreverent tales. To quote Friedman himself, "Being a private dick is pretty simple. Once you run out of cocaine, crazy ideas, and self-pitying bullshit, you're eventually left with the truth." --Jane Adams

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