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Night of the Avenging Blowfish: A Novel of Covert Operations, Love and Luncheon Meat

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Publisher Comments:

Secret Service agent Doyle Coldiron gets into hot water before you can say, "Just the facts, ma'am." Soon he's swept up in an outrageous flood of events in this cockeyed look at Washington life and at the confusing business of falling in love in the 1990s. "Among the wittiest American novelists writing today."--Joseph Heller, author of CATCH-22; "Run, don't walk, to your nearest store for NIGHT OF THE AVENGING BLOWFISH."--Milwaukee Journal.

Synopsis:

Reviewers compared John Welter's first novel--a mix of wise-cracking absurdist humor and sad irony--to the writings of Dave Barry, Mark Twain, J.D. Salinger and Joseph Heller. Now he's back, funnier and stranger than ever, taking a cockeyed look at life inside the Washington Beltway and at the confusing business of falling in love in the 1990s.

Synopsis:

Secret Service agent Doyle Coldiron gets into hot water before you can say, "Just the facts, ma'am." Soon he's swept up in an outrageous flood of events in this cockeyed look at Washington life and at the confusing business of falling in love in the 1990s. "Among the wittiest American novelists writing today."--Joseph Heller, author of CATCH-22; "Run, don't walk, to your nearest store for NIGHT OF THE AVENGING BLOWFISH."--Milwaukee Journal.

About the Author

John Welter began his writing career as a newspaper copy boy, buying cigarettes for the city editor. Since then he has worked as a reporter at newspapers in the Midwest and the South and published humor sketches in The Atlantic. His first book, Begin to Exit Here: A Novel of the Wayward Press, was widely praised and selected by Library Journal as a "Word of Mouth" recommendation for 1991. He lives in North Carolina, where he writes a humor column for The Chapel Hill Herald and is a manager for a mail-order company. He has never been a Secret Service agent, but sometimes wears dark glasses.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565120501
Subtitle:
A Novel of Covert Operations, Love, and Luncheon Meat
Author:
Welter, John
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
paperback
Publication Date:
19940105
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.62x5.50x.91 in. .84 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - English 9781565120501 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Reviewers compared John Welter's first novel--a mix of wise-cracking absurdist humor and sad irony--to the writings of Dave Barry, Mark Twain, J.D. Salinger and Joseph Heller. Now he's back, funnier and stranger than ever, taking a cockeyed look at life inside the Washington Beltway and at the confusing business of falling in love in the 1990s.
"Synopsis" by , Secret Service agent Doyle Coldiron gets into hot water before you can say, "Just the facts, ma'am." Soon he's swept up in an outrageous flood of events in this cockeyed look at Washington life and at the confusing business of falling in love in the 1990s. "Among the wittiest American novelists writing today."--Joseph Heller, author of CATCH-22; "Run, don't walk, to your nearest store for NIGHT OF THE AVENGING BLOWFISH."--Milwaukee Journal.
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