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Florida Roadkill

Dorsey, Tim

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ISBN 10: 0688167829 / ISBN 13: 9780688167820
Published by William Morrow & Co, 1999
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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0688167829 SIGNED American Soft Covered Advanced Reading Copy. Signed on the title page by author. Published by Morrow in 1999. Contains numberline 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Covers are in Near Fine condition. Bottom corner of front cover has a very small curl. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Fine condition with no bumps or marks. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. Oversize and heavy items may require additional postage. ; Signed by Author All of our books are marked down 30% until January 31, 2017 (Discount is already applied). Start loading up now!. Bookseller Inventory # 8501660

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Title: Florida Roadkill

Publisher: William Morrow & Co

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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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.

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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.

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