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Lyndon Song, a renowned sculptor, has fled New York City to become a Brussels sprouts farmer in the small California town of Rosarita Bay. Lyndon has a brother, Woody, an indicted financier turned movie producer, and Woody has a plan, involving a golf-course resort on Lyndon's land and an aging kung-fu diva from Hong Kong with a mean kick and a meaner drinking problem.

A dreadlocked buddy with an artificial leg, a small plot of exceptionally lush marijuana, two field biologists studying western snowy plovers, a disgraced museum curator, and Lyndon's great love, the impulsive mayor of Rosarita Bay-these are only some of the complications in Lyndon and Woody's lives over one madcap Labor Day weekend.

Hilarious and philosophical, this many-hued novel about the landscape of contemporary "multicultural" America is critically acclaimed Don Lee's best book yet.

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"Lee has outdone himself here. His prose moves and sparkles." --Washington Post

Synopsis:

“Lee has outdone himself here. His prose moves and sparkles.” —Washington Post

Synopsis:

Lyndon Song is a renowned sculptor who fled New York City to become a Brussels sprouts farmer in the small California town of Rosarita Bay. Lyndon has a brother, Woody, an indicted financier turned movie producer, and Woody has a plan involving a golf course on Lyndon's land and an aging kung-fu diva from Hong Kong with a mean kick and an even meaner drinking problem. Over one madcap Labor Day weekend, this plan wreaks havoc on Lyndon's bucolic and carefully managed life--leading to various crises, adventures, and literature's first-ever windsurfing chase scene.

"A highly appealing novel that swerves ever so gracefully from rollicking humor to poignant moments of reflection" (Booklist), this hilarious and philosophical novel about the landscape of contemporary "multicultural" America is Don Lee's best book yet.

About the Author

Don Lee teaches in the graduate creative writing program at Western Michigan University and lives in Kalamazoo. Yellow won the Sue Kaufman Prize and Country of Origin won the American Book Award and the Edgar Award.

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ISBN:
9780393334753
Author:
Lee, Don
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
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General Fiction
Subject:
Family life
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Humorous
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Literature-Family Life
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Publication Date:
April 2009
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
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8.31x5.62x.81 in. .59 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393334753 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Lee has outdone himself here. His prose moves and sparkles." --Washington Post
"Synopsis" by , “Lee has outdone himself here. His prose moves and sparkles.” —Washington Post
"Synopsis" by , Lyndon Song is a renowned sculptor who fled New York City to become a Brussels sprouts farmer in the small California town of Rosarita Bay. Lyndon has a brother, Woody, an indicted financier turned movie producer, and Woody has a plan involving a golf course on Lyndon's land and an aging kung-fu diva from Hong Kong with a mean kick and an even meaner drinking problem. Over one madcap Labor Day weekend, this plan wreaks havoc on Lyndon's bucolic and carefully managed life--leading to various crises, adventures, and literature's first-ever windsurfing chase scene.

"A highly appealing novel that swerves ever so gracefully from rollicking humor to poignant moments of reflection" (Booklist), this hilarious and philosophical novel about the landscape of contemporary "multicultural" America is Don Lee's best book yet.

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