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One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding


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In 1961, after gathering praise from European critics, this decidedly American novel by upstart Robert Gover dared to rudely jerk the udders of a few of our sacred cows, while tickling ribcages of the more open-minded. Irreverent as all works of satire are duty-bound to be, One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding returns for new readers to savor and enjoy.

College sophomore J.C. Holland, fortified by his father's simplistic traditionalism, enters a "Negro house of ill-repute" to meet Kitty, a 14-year-old prostitute. Sort of ashamed to be there, but feeling the need for the kind of educational complement such a place can provide, young J.C. flashes a gift from his aunt, a hundred dollar bill, to Kitty, who's just sure that's only the first dividend of her "invessment". Misunderstanding from them both abounds, along with a funny and insightful tour of the hypocracy underpinning modern morality.

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(a novel )
Gover, Robert
Grove Press : distributed by Random House
New York :
Edition Number:
1st black cat ed.
Series Volume:
ser. 77, no. 1
Publication Date:
192 p.

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