Scraping Off Butterflies
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Hardcover. 204 pages. Dimensions: 9.4in. x 6.4in. x 0.8in.In SCRAPING OFF BUTTERFLIES, (S. O. B. ), Burt Glitchen, member of an exclusive club, who sells state-of-the-art audio visual production to major accounts, is beginning to see the correlation between the self contained world of a cocoon, the earth in its protective atmospheric shield, the seemingly unlimited expanse of the universe and the natural dissolving of a molecule. Oh yeah, he also sells ad space on local restaurants placemats. Burt has returned, after an out of state high-speed head-on car collision left him in an extended coma. With his long-term pal, DogBoy, he tries to reconstruct his post divorce life in Lexington. Friends and acquaintances are experiencing life changing events of their own. One is Diane, a bank teller whom Burt meets at a local hotel bar. She is from the city where Burt had nearly died. Her hometown lover, Herman, garage manager, dirt track stock car racer, classic automobiles refurbisher, drives a customized 39 roadster with its deep blue body and upholstery of red and white stripes. The adventures of Burt, Diane and Herman, to name but a few, are covered on separate and simultaneous channels, with episodes in Morocco and Europe. SCRAPING OFF BUTTERFLIES, by B. Andrew Angel, illustrates that crossing paths can create all kinds of dramatic, unexpected results. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781418422561
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About the Author: Born in Stearns, a small coal-mining town in southeastern Kentucky, B. Andrew Angel, author of SCRAPING OFF BUTTERFLIES, (S.O.B.), earned his B.A. degree in English, with emphasis on literature from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, after growing up in several southeastern cities. Having completed a professional course in broadcasting at the Carolina School of Broadcasting, Charlotte, NC, he worked at a near-by AM-FM radio station in Albemarle.A member of the Charlotte Writers's Club, Mr. Angel took several courses in article and short story writing. He won Second Prize in the Club's statewide short story contest for Six String Warehouse. One of his humorous articles appeared in a regional sports magazine.After his first trip to Europe and Morocco; an extended hiatus on bicycle with his ex-wife; The Chicago Tribune Sunday Travel Section printed his article Morocco's Street Dealers.Remaining in communication, he sold advertising to local, regional and national accounts for a FM station in Greensboro, North Carolina, plus wrote and produced commercials. For several years, he covered the southeast as Associate Editor of a major furniture trade journal.In high school, Mr. Angel was influenced by some work by Bernstein and, after a long lost cousin suggested it, Kerouac, Hesse and Dostoevski. College added Shakespeare, Hemmingway, Mailer, Camus, Sartre, Up dike and Welty. Since 1984, he has practiced metaphysic transcendental meditation. Though not mentioned in the book, he credits it for being one of his primary inspirations for writing S.O.B., with its assortment of characters trying to decipher how to fit in where, under the weight of the unexpected.
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