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Captain Zzyzx

Petracca, Michael / This book is SIGNED AND INSCRIBED By the Author

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ISBN 10: 187774106X / ISBN 13: 9781877741067
Published by Capra Pr, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A., 1992
Used Condition: Good Clean Cond. Soft cover

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Paperback : soft cover edition in good or better condition, some slight wear to edges, as normal for age of book. Overall good copy of this title. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Note lower right corner of book has minor moisture stains, fox marks on the ends of pages. Bookseller Inventory # 5023572

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Title: Captain Zzyzx

Publisher: Capra Pr, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Soft Cover

Illustrator: Cover and Frontis Illustration

Book Condition:Good Clean Cond.

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Signed: SIGNED & INSCRIBED By Author

Edition: Clean and Unmarked Text.

Book Type: Fiction, Novel, Enjoyable Read

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In Michael Petracca's dangerously antic Doctor Syntax, the wry narrator, Harmon Nails III, tracks a stolen heirloom while questing for sexual and academic fulfillment. Captain Zzyzx reprises Harmon Nails, this time as a rhythm & blues guitarist in search of an even more priceless and elusive quarry -- intimacy. The only things standing in Harmon's way are his own poisonous ambivalence, a sweatsock full of prescription painkillers, a friend's fatal encounter with an out-of-control minivan, a lively but reticent redhead named Tanya Scott, and a lost tortoiseshell flatpick Harmon must find before he can achieve true inner peace.

About the Author:

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.

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