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Naked Came the Manatee : A Novel

CARL HIAASEN, DAVE BARRY, ELMORE LEONARD, EDNA BUCHANAN, JAMES W. HALL, LES STANDIFORD, PAUL LEVINE, BRIAN ANTONI, TANANARIVE DUE, JOHN DUFRESNE, VICKI HENDRICKS, CAROLINA HOSPITAL, EVELYN MAYERSON

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ISBN 10: 0399141928 / ISBN 13: 9780399141928
Published by Putnam Pub Group January 1997, 1997
Condition: Fine (F) Hardcover
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Very collectable condition.Signed by all thirteen authors Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Now protected with Durafold unattached to jacket. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. Comic Florida suspense thriller in 13 chapters, each written by a different Florida author. The thirteen authors are: Carl Hiaasen, Elmore Leonard, Dave Barry, James W. Hall, Edna Buchanan, Les Standiford, Paul Levine, Brian Antoni, Tananarive Due, John Dufresne, Vicki Hendricks, Carolina Hospital, and Evelyn Mayerson. This is one of a small number of copies signed by all thirteen authors on the half-title page. 8vo boards & cloth. Hardcover. Very fine in like dj. Bookseller Inventory # 20080909102810

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Title: Naked Came the Manatee : A Novel

Publisher: Putnam Pub Group January 1997

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine (F)

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed By Author

Edition: First Edition

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A story of suspense written serially by thirteen of Florida's most talented writers--including Dave Barry, Carl Hiaasen, and Elmore Leonard--features a riot in Coconut Grove, an appearance by Fidel Castro, and other strange happenings. 80,000 first printing. $60,000 ad/promo.

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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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