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Planet of the Dates (SIGNED)

McComas, Paul

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ISBN 10: 1579621600 / ISBN 13: 9781579621605
Published by Permanent Press, Sag Harbor, New York, U.S.A., 2008
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st Edition. SIGNED by Paul McComas on title page (signature only). $28.00 price present on DJ flap; mylar protected. Foreward by William F. Nolan. Also includes laid-in a handwritten note from 1984 SIGNED by William Nolan (signed 'Bill'). Bookseller Inventory # 022830

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Title: Planet of the Dates (SIGNED)

Publisher: Permanent Press, Sag Harbor, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Planet of the Dates follows the exploits of Phil Corcoran, a girl-crazed Milwaukee teen stumbling toward adulthood in the summer of 1980. Phil's personal transition coincides with a cultural shift: from Carter to Reagan; from disco to punk; from the last gasp of the Age of Aquarius to the era of Greed is good. As the story unfolds, Phil, himself very much a product of the 70's, winds up ushering in the new decade in some apt and telling ways. The book's rich cast of characters is anchored by a classic love triangle: the naive yet willful Phil, a sci-fi fanatic and budding Super-8 auteur whose hormones and heart fuel myriad schemes for obtaining hot sex and true love (in no particular order); Stefanie Slocum, the clever teen actress-in-training who auditions our young hero for the role of first-ever boyfriend; and Cheryl Jantz, the dazed yet desirable stoner-girl who's way too cool for the likes of Phil. . .or is she? The story builds to an audacious, near-epic climax that must be read to be believed. But believe it you shall, recognizing with a chill and a chuckle that this upside-down world is, in fact, our own world, and has been all along!

About the Author:

PAUL McCOMAS is the author of an acclaimed novel, Unplugged, and a story collection, Twenty Questions. A fiction-writing and film-studies instructor, he has edited two collections of his student's work, First Person Imperfect and Further Persons Imperfect. His films have appeared on PBS, been screened at festivals worldwide, and honored by the American Film Institute. When not at home in Evanston, Illinois, Paul traverses the planet, shooting movies, lecturing about writing, and performing monologues adapted from his work.

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