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Tricky Business

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Publisher Comments:

The Extravaganza of the Seas is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and the Contusions, a ship's band with so little talent they are . . . well, the ship's band; Arnold and Phil, two refugees from the Beaux Arts Senior Center; Lou Tarant, a wide, bald man who has killed nine people, though none recently; and an assortment of uglies whose job it is to facilitate the ship's true business, which is money-laundering or drug-smuggling or . . . something.

Synopsis:

Barry follows his acclaimed debut novel "Big Trouble" with a book that "leads readers into a crazy complexity of money laundering, drug dealing, murder, sex, violence, hijacking, and undercover work" ("Library Journal").

Synopsis:

Dave Barry follows his acclaimed debut novel, Big Trouble, with a book that leads readers into a crazy complexity of money laundering, drug dealing, murder, sex, violence, hijacking, and undercover work-not to mention barbs aimed at overbearing mothers, corrupt officials, inept authorities and, of course, the American crime novel itself.

About the Author

Dave Barry is a humor columnist. For 25 years he was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. In 1988 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Many people are still trying to figure out how this happened.

Dave has also written a total of 25 books, although virtually none of them contain useful information. Two of his books were used as the basis for the CBS TV sitcom "Dave's World," in which Harry Anderson played a much taller version of Dave.

Dave plays lead guitar in a literary rock band called the Rock Bottom Remainders, whose other members include Stephen King, Amy Tan, Ridley Pearson and Mitch Albom. They are not musically skilled, but they are extremely loud. Dave has also made many TV appearances, including one on the David Letterman show where he proved that it is possible to set fire to a pair of men's underpants with a Barbie doll.

In his spare time, Dave is a candidate for president of the United States. If elected, his highest priority will be to seek the death penalty for whoever is responsible for making Americans install low-flow toilets.

Dave lives in Miami, Florida, with his wife, Michelle, a sportswriter. He has a son, Rob, and a daughter, Sophie, neither of whom thinks he's funny.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425192740
Author:
Barry, Dave
Publisher:
Berkley Books
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Storms
Subject:
Gamblers
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
6.74x4.20x.87 in. .33 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Barry follows his acclaimed debut novel "Big Trouble" with a book that "leads readers into a crazy complexity of money laundering, drug dealing, murder, sex, violence, hijacking, and undercover work" ("Library Journal").
"Synopsis" by , Dave Barry follows his acclaimed debut novel, Big Trouble, with a book that leads readers into a crazy complexity of money laundering, drug dealing, murder, sex, violence, hijacking, and undercover work-not to mention barbs aimed at overbearing mothers, corrupt officials, inept authorities and, of course, the American crime novel itself.
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