Honey Santana–impassioned, willful, possibly bipolar, self-proclaimed “queen of lost causes”–has a scheme to help rid the world of irresponsibility, indifference, and dinnertime sales calls. She’s taking rude, gullible Relentless, Inc., telemarketer Boyd Shreave and his less-than-enthusiastic mistress, Eugenie, into the wilderness of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands for a gentle lesson in civility.
What she doesn’t know is that she’s being followed by her Honey-obsessed former employer, Piejack. And he doesn’t know he’s being followed by Honey’s still-smitten former-drug-running ex-husband, Perry, and their wise-and-protective-way-beyond-his-years twelve-year-old son, Fry. And when they all pull up on Dismal Key, they don’t know they’re intruding on Sammy Tigertail, a half white-half Seminole failed alligator wrestler, trying like hell to be a hermit despite the Florida State coed who’s dying to be his hostage....
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Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. He is the author of ten previous novels, including the best-selling Skinny Dip, Sick Puppy, and Lucky You, and two best-selling children’s books, Hoot and Flush. He also writes a weekly column for The Miami Herald.From AudioFile:
Carl Hiaasen fills his novels with some of the strangest characters in fiction--and makes them work. NATURE GIRL is set in the Florida beyond Miami and Disney World, where people like Honey Santana and half-Seminole Sammy Tigertail live quiet, peculiar existences. Night telemarketer Boyd Shreave has insulted Honey with a real estate phone pitch, and she plots a bizarre revenge that brings the three characters together. Narrator Lee Adams adeptly performs the many roles in the book and makes them all seem real, though her teenager is a bit over the top in vapidness. Listeners will hate and love the appropriate people, all the time rooting for the quirky losers. M.S. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description 2007-10-08., 2007. Book Condition: New. Black Swan. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 400pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1599170
Book Description Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 197 x 126 mm. Brand New Book. Honey Santana - self-proclaimed queen of lost causes - has a Plan. She s working on a scheme to help rid the world of irresponsibility, indifference and dinner-time telemarketers. She s also taking part-time telephonist Boyd Shreve and his less-than-enthusiastic mistress to Dismal Key - one of the Everglades Ten Thousand Islands - for a gentle lesson in civility. What Honey doesn t know is that lurking in the island s undergrowth is Sammy Tigertail, half-blood Seminole Indian and wholly failed alligator wrestler, with death on his mind; and Honey s deranged co-worker, Louis Piejack, now with most of his fingers surgically mis-attached to the wrong knuckles, and intent on revenge. A holiday to die for? In Hiaasen s extraordinary universe, anything can happen . Bookseller Inventory # LVN9780552773713
Book Description 2007-10-08., 2007. Book Condition: New. Black Swan. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 400pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1734108