First edition/first printing, signed by author on title page. Book and dust wrapper in Fine condition. Dorsey takes it over the top in his debut novel in the burgeoning Florida Weird Noir sub-genre. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: When five million bucks in a suitcase is dropped into the trunk of the wrong car, a whole convoy of homicidal wackos follows in hot pursuit, with a stop in Miami to take in the last game of the Series. A first novel. 50,000 first printing.
From the Inside Flap: Just when you thought the south Florida crime novel was played out and gasping for fresh air, along comes Tim Dorsey to give it a hot spike of pure adrenaline called Florida Roadkill. Think Hunter Thompson leaving Las Vegas and taking Fear and Loathing through the Everglades on the Tamiami Trail. Think Thomas Pynchon on a psychotic break. Think Elmore Leonard mainlining speedballs, or James W. Hall tripping on Ecstasy. Thing Quentin Tarantino whispering in Carl Hiaasen's ear, You don't go far enough -- out!
This is a wild-at-heart, pinball-machine of a novel, teeming with oddball kooks. crazies and maniacs as they careen through Florida on a kaleidoscopic crime-and-violent-mayhem spree, with stops in Tampa, Palm Beach, Cocoa Beach, Miami Beach, Key West and the Dry Tortugas.
Ultra-sex, mondo-drugs, Satanic rock 'n' roll. Lap-dancing coke whores, money-laundering life insurers, ruthless retirement-village scammers. Five million bucks in a suitcase in a suitcase dropped in the trunk of the wrong car, with a whole convoy of homicidal wackos in pursuit - and every damn one of them stops in Miami to take in the last game of the World Series. The dumb bad guy is hooked on cocaine and cartoons; the smart one is obsessed with Sunshine State lore; the babe is a walking wet dream who's twice as deadly as the men. And get this: There are two good guys, and one of them is a lawyer.
This is Florida in all its decadence, corruption, dysfunction, cupidity, stupidity and bizarro violence. But native Floridian Tim Dorsey still loves his home state - the pure Florida that hasn't been completely paved over - and he eloquently communicates his abiding passion for its beauty and history.
But mainly, Florida Roadkill is a hyperkinetic, ultraviolent, crazily lyrical and hysterically funny crime fiction with a post-post-modern spin. From murder by Levis 501s to the Running of the Hemingways in Key West, this novel is overdosed, overdriven and over-over-the-top.
Title: Florida Roadkill *1/1 US SIGNED*
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
Publication Date: 1999
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_240186968
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Collectible: Good. Signed by Tim Dorsey. Ships Out Tomorrow!. Seller Inventory # 181210020
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1999. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0688167829-2-4
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0688167829
Book Description Morrow, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Available is a TRUE 1st ed/1st prtg, w/ complete numberline to "1", of FLORIDA ROADKILL, the debut novel by TIM DORSEY. Published in 1999 by Morrow, book is NEAR FINE+ --- only flaw(s) are light dings to top tips -- else fine. Mylar protected foil dust jacket is FINE w/ original price of $24.00 intact. A beautiful clean tight copy. Seller Inventory # ABE-1533305879539
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1999. Condition: Used: Like New. FINE HARDCOVER WITH FINE DUST JACKET .Remainder Mark on edge. AS NEW. SHIPS FROM WA- USPS. EXPEDITED SHIPPING AVAILABLE. An extraordinarily original novel from a new young American author -- at once a stylish, violent thriller and a shockingly funny black comedy. The Roadtrip From Hell.As Sean Breen and David Klein head out from Tampa Bay on their long-planned trip to the Florida Keys there's nothing on their minds except fishing, beer and baseball. But when five million dollars is dropped into the boot of the wrong car, a whole convoy of homicidal wackos sets off in pursuit of the two unsuspecting men, leaving behind a bewildering trail of bodies. From murder by shrink-fit jeans in Tampa, via mayhem at the World Series in Miami, to a convention of Hemingway lookalikes in Key West, Florida Roadkill is an unforgettable ride through the wildest corners of the Sunshine State -- a kaleidoscopic crime spree taking in sex, drugs and Satanist rock 'n' roll, lap dancing, extortion and a dozen of the most unusual forms of murder ever seen in fiction. Seller Inventory # TLL-9QA-DGS
Book Description William Morrow & Co, U.S.A., 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. First edition first printing, Xlib with usual markings. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 90896078
Book Description William Morrow and Company Inc., New York, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Signed " Tim Dorsey " on title page. Flap price of 24.00. Authors' first book. Fade to spine of DJ, top edges of boards worn, frayed. DJ protected in Mylar. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 026074
Book Description Morrow, New York, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 1st edition, Fine in very slightly rubbed Near Fine DJ slightly bumped at base of spine. Seller Inventory # 0053705
Book Description William Morrow & Company 1999, 1999. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Fine in Fine dj, US First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Signed on the title page. SIGNED Protected in clear Mylar cover. Bubble wrapped and shipped in a box. We do not stock or sell ex-library or Book Club editions. Seller Inventory # 75847