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Pioneer, Go Home!

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Back when the Florida Keys Scenic Highway was being built, they piled up mounds of earth to support the roadbed. When a family of hillbillies accidentally discovers this brand-new unclaimed land, they decide to homestead. Needless to say, the Florida authorities are not happy. It's a classic, and hilarious, case of country bumpkin versus city slicker.
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The novel that might have been called "Piney, Go Home!" delivers a fast-paced story, a terrific cast of characters, and dozens of memorable, laugh-out-loud moments. This 50th anniversary edition restores Richard Powell's New York Times bestseller and includes a previously unpublished preface by the author.

Pioneer, Go Home! ranks among the most entertaining of Powell's 19 published novels. Originally released by Scribner's in 1959, it was the immediate follow-up to the author's best-known novel, The Philadelphian. Like its predecessor, "Pioneer" received rave reviews, spent weeks on the bestseller lists, and was made into a popular movie (1962's Follow That Dream starring Elvis Presley). The similarities end there, for with the new novel Powell chose satirical comedy over high drama

Review:

"Surely one of the funniest books ever published!" Richmond Times-Dispatch

Review:

"One of the most affable tales of liberty without license that has appeared since You Can't Take It With You....a fine, knockabout extravaganza....Mr. Powell achieves the impossible on occasion. The impossible, that is, in stimulating our willing sense of disbelief....An awesome feat." The New York Times

Review:

"The book has laughs from the first page right on through to the end." San Antonio Express News

Review:

"Powell brings to the humorous novel something that is often lacking in all too many 'funny' stories — a few good belly laughs....Long live the Kwimpers!" New Orleans Times Picayune

Product Details

ISBN:
9780937548714
Author:
Powell, Richard
Publisher:
Plexus Pub
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
2009-01-20
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English

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Product details pages Plexus Pub - English 9780937548714 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Back when the Florida Keys Scenic Highway was being built, they piled up mounds of earth to support the roadbed. When a family of hillbillies accidentally discovers this brand-new unclaimed land, they decide to homestead. Needless to say, the Florida authorities are not happy. It's a classic, and hilarious, case of country bumpkin versus city slicker.

"Review" by , "Surely one of the funniest books ever published!"
"Review" by , "One of the most affable tales of liberty without license that has appeared since You Can't Take It With You....a fine, knockabout extravaganza....Mr. Powell achieves the impossible on occasion. The impossible, that is, in stimulating our willing sense of disbelief....An awesome feat."
"Review" by , "The book has laughs from the first page right on through to the end."
"Review" by , "Powell brings to the humorous novel something that is often lacking in all too many 'funny' stories — a few good belly laughs....Long live the Kwimpers!"
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