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The Resource Happy talk : a novel, by Richard Melo

Happy talk : a novel, by Richard Melo

Label
Happy talk : a novel
Title
Happy talk
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Richard Melo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gun-slinging American student nurses and boozy New York–playwrights-turned-educational-filmmakers find themselves stuck in the Haiti of 1955 as part of a government plan to pump up tourism and turn the Magic Island into the next Hawaii. The story follows the travels of Culprit Clutch, who appears mostly through rumor and innuendo, and his strange encounters with a plane-hopping British spy, Haitian street magicians, and a Scandinavian zombie. Josie, Culprit's ghostly paramour with a morphine habit, may or may not have voodoo spirits flowing through her, but the power-mad doctor channeling Baron Samedi is sure as hell bent on Culprit's destruction. The novel’s cascading epilogues include a legendary car race down the length of Mexico; street theatre in Golden Gate Park, circa 1968; a Skylab mutiny; origins of the musical comedy Godspell; and cameos by the Nation of Islam and early followers of Jim Jones
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1968-
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Melo, Richard
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Nurses
  • Black humor
  • Alternative histories (Fiction)
  • Haiti
Label
Happy talk : a novel, by Richard Melo
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223103817541
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
316 p.
Isbn
9781935869177
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 760977451
  • (OCoLC)760977451
Label
Happy talk : a novel, by Richard Melo
Publication
Bar code
31223103817541
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
316 p.
Isbn
9781935869177
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 760977451
  • (OCoLC)760977451

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