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Anthony Bourdain's hysterical thriller pits a CIA-trained assassin and his hard-nosed, hard-bodied wife against two governments and a cross-dressing Mafioso. Henry and his wife, Frances, have gone bamboo — living an idyllic, tequila-drenched life as two of the Caribbean's most charming ex-pats (and professional assassins). But when Donnie, a powerful capo with a heart of gold (and a colostomy bag), is relocated to the island under the Federal Witness Protection Program, the scene is set for an Elmore Leonard-style mix of low life and high comedy.

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"This is a really fun read — in fact, Bourdain recommends it with a Red Stripe and asks the reader to please get sand between the pages.....Overall, it's a nice blend of humor and viewpoint and engaging characters, and I highly recommend it." Victoria Esposito-Shea, HandHeldCrime

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"Following his hilarious first novel, Bone in the Throat, with another antic tale, Bourdain establishes himself as a new master of the wiseass crime comedy." Publishers Weekly

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"A cross between The Sopranos and Baywatch, if you enjoyed Bourdain?s debut novel Bone in the Throat, you?ll love this one. Henry and Frances are the new Bonnie and Clyde — you?ll be rooting for them all the way." Crime Time

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Henry and Frances, a husband-and-wife hitman team, have gone bamboo--living an idyllic, retired life in the Caribbean. But when Donnie, a criminal relocated by the Federal Witness Protection Program, inadvertently jeopardizes their plan, all hell breaks loose in this hilarious crime thriller by the author of "Kitchen Confidential".

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Gone Bamboo pits Henry, a CIA-trained assassin, and Frances, his hard-nosed, hard-bodied wife against two governments and a cross-dressing mafioso. Henry and Frances have gone bamboo-living an idyllic, retired life in the Caribbean-but when Donnie, a powerful capo relocated by the Federal Witness Protection Program, inadvertently jeopardizes their plan, all hell breaks loose. Despite the fact that Henry once tried to kill Donnie, the two join forces against the transvestite mob boss looking to ace Donnie. But things aren't going to be so easy...

Written in Anthony Bourdain's signature style-raucous, funny, a bit vicious, and always fun- Gone Bamboo is a feast of murder, hitmen, and the hitwomen they love. Reminiscent of Dashiell Hammet's Nick and Nora, Bourdain's Henry and Frances are a tough-talking, unlikely couple that will win you over-if they don't kill you first.

About the Author

Born in France, Anthony Bourdain is the author of Kitchen Confidential and Bone in the Throat. He is executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in New York City.

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ISBN:
9781582341033
Author:
Bourdain, Anthony
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Author:
Whimsy, Breaulove Swells
Location:
New York
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Assassins
Subject:
Saint martin
Subject:
General Fiction
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Adventure
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
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Edition Number:
1st Paperback ed.
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Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
4658
Publication Date:
20000931
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
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English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.28 x 5.44 x 0.77 in

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Product details 304 pages Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - English 9781582341033 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is a really fun read — in fact, Bourdain recommends it with a Red Stripe and asks the reader to please get sand between the pages.....Overall, it's a nice blend of humor and viewpoint and engaging characters, and I highly recommend it."
"Review" by , "Following his hilarious first novel, Bone in the Throat, with another antic tale, Bourdain establishes himself as a new master of the wiseass crime comedy."
"Review" by , "A cross between The Sopranos and Baywatch, if you enjoyed Bourdain?s debut novel Bone in the Throat, you?ll love this one. Henry and Frances are the new Bonnie and Clyde — you?ll be rooting for them all the way."
"Synopsis" by , Henry and Frances, a husband-and-wife hitman team, have gone bamboo--living an idyllic, retired life in the Caribbean. But when Donnie, a criminal relocated by the Federal Witness Protection Program, inadvertently jeopardizes their plan, all hell breaks loose in this hilarious crime thriller by the author of "Kitchen Confidential".
"Synopsis" by ,
Gone Bamboo pits Henry, a CIA-trained assassin, and Frances, his hard-nosed, hard-bodied wife against two governments and a cross-dressing mafioso. Henry and Frances have gone bamboo-living an idyllic, retired life in the Caribbean-but when Donnie, a powerful capo relocated by the Federal Witness Protection Program, inadvertently jeopardizes their plan, all hell breaks loose. Despite the fact that Henry once tried to kill Donnie, the two join forces against the transvestite mob boss looking to ace Donnie. But things aren't going to be so easy...

Written in Anthony Bourdain's signature style-raucous, funny, a bit vicious, and always fun- Gone Bamboo is a feast of murder, hitmen, and the hitwomen they love. Reminiscent of Dashiell Hammet's Nick and Nora, Bourdain's Henry and Frances are a tough-talking, unlikely couple that will win you over-if they don't kill you first.

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