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Bellamy, Joe David

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ISBN 10: 0916366561 / ISBN 13: 9780916366568
Published by Pushcart Press, Wainscott, NY, 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Poet Bellamy's first novel, the winner of Pushcart's Seventh Annual Editors' Book Award, is a love story from the 1950's about a pre-med student and a Cincinnati strip tease dancer; Signed by Bellamy on fep; dustjacket shows remnants of sticker on lower end of spine, o/w a Fine copy in like DJ. Collectable. Bookseller Inventory # 000984

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Publisher: Pushcart Press, Wainscott, NY

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: By The Author

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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After a break-up with his high school sweetheart, pre-med student Moke Galenaille meets Suzi, a local stripper, and pursues his "dream girl" through several states

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Suzi Sinzinnati is the winner of Pushcart's seventh annual Editors' Book Award for "overlooked manuscripts of enduring literary value." Seldom has an author captured the essence of pre-Kennedy America as Joe David Bellamy does in this delightful and touching love story about a pre-med student and a Cincinnati strip tease dancer "Suzi Sinzinnati."

Bellamy's first novel traces the career of Moke Galenaille, a decent young fellow who, after breaking up with his high school sweetheart, runs into Suzi (and her mother) taking it off at the local strip joint. What follows is a hilarious romp through Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, and Montreal, as Moke pursues his dream girl in a funny, sexy, sweet work of art that captures perfectly the American spirit of a lost and more innocent epoch.

"This is a great, funny, loopy novel--it's like spending the week happily cooped up with two girls named Hazel and Sonia in a perfectly seedy downtown hotel, reading Kinsey and listening to the Shangra-las, the Jaynettes, and the Dixie Cups."
--Frederick Bartheleme

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