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NAKED CAME THE MANATEE.

Hiaasen, Carl. (and others)

ISBN 10: 0399141928 / ISBN 13: 9780399141928
Published by PUTNAM., NY, 1996
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First Edition. SIGNED by: Carl Hiaasen, Elmore Leonard, Dave Barry & Vickie Hendricks on half-title page. Near fine in fine dust jacket. (Hint of foxing at top edge. ). Bookseller Inventory # 312748

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Title: NAKED CAME THE MANATEE.

Publisher: PUTNAM., NY

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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Synopsis:

A Florida suspense thriller, written by thirteen of the state's most talented writers.

Review:

Dave Barry starts the madness in Naked Came the Manatee, introducing a 102-year-old environmentalist named Coconut Grove and a manatee saddled with one of Barry's favorite monikers, Booger. Carl Hiaasen closes down the party, and in between, 11 of Florida's literati, including Elmore Leonard, John Dufresne, and Edna Buchanan, make twisted offerings to the affair: three severed heads, all bearing a remarkable resemblance to Fidel Castro; four murders; some sex; some espionage; even an appearance by Jimmy Carter and one by Castro himself.

Originally published as a serial novel in the Miami Herald's Tropic magazine, Naked Came the Manatee resembles a literary game of telephone, with each writer contributing a chapter and passing it on to the next, who then makes the most of what he or she is given. The result is a novel with wildly fluctuating styles and more crazy plot curves than a daytime drama, but thanks to these 13 masters of the craft this roller coaster of a book is almost as much fun to read as it obviously was to write.

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