Gilligan's Wake (Paperback) - Carson, Tom

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In this kaleidoscopic fantasy, seven uniquely familiar narrators recall the last American century. An old salt shares his memories of fellow PT-boat skipper Jack Kennedy. A New York millionaire gets Alger Hiss a job. An ex-debutante reveals her Jazz Age friendship with The Great Gatsby's Daisy Buchanan. A Dixie redhead dishes up the inside scoop on the Rat Pack. A scientist confesses to his part in every event from Los Alamos to Watergate. And Mary-Ann Kilroy of Russell, Kansas finds romance in Paris before learning why she'll never leave the island. But behind them lurks the man who keeps insisting that his name isn't Gilligan--and who's inventing this brilliant, poignant comic collage for reasons of his own.

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Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9780312311148
SKU 33937692
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0312311141
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5L x 1T
Praise
"How to offer a final judgment on this novel? Like everyone else these days, Tom Carson has no use for the old distinctions between high and low art....Thus the verdict: GILLIGAN'S WAKE is not as good as FINNEGANS WAKE, but it's better than GILLIGAN'S ISLAND."
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Annotation The cast of characters from GILLIGAN'S ISLAND ponder the events of their lives in a way that is vaguely reminiscent of Joyce in FINNEGANS WAKE.
Editors Note An author, an institutionalized shadow man, twists the histories of his characters--Alger Hiss, Daisy Buchanan, Robert Oppenheimer, Jack Kennedy, and others--into a kaleidoscopic pastiche of American history during the twentieth century. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
Editors Note 2 In this kaleidoscopic fantasy, seven uniquely familiar narrators recall the last American century. An old salt shares his memories of fellow PT-boat skipper Jack Kennedy. A New York millionaire gets Alger Hiss a job. An ex-debutante reveals her Jazz Age friendship with The Great Gatsby's Daisy Buchanan. A Dixie redhead dishes up the inside scoop on the Rat Pack. A scientist confesses to his part in every event from Los Alamos to Watergate. And Mary-Ann Kilroy of Russell, Kansas finds romance in Paris before learning why she'll never leave the island. But behind them lurks the man who keeps insisting that his name isn't Gilligan--and who's inventing this brilliant, poignant comic collage for reasons of his own.
Editors Note 3 An author, an institutionalized shadow man, twists the histories of his characters--Alger Hiss, Daisy Buchanan, Robert Oppenheimer, Jack Kennedy, and others--into a kaleidoscopic pastiche of American history during the twentieth century. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
Editors Note 4 In this kaleidoscopic fantasy, seven uniquely familiar narrators recall the last American century. An old salt shares his memories of fellow PT-boat skipper Jack Kennedy. A New York millionaire gets Alger Hiss a job. An ex-debutante reveals her Jazz Age friendship with The Great Gatsby's Daisy Buchanan. A Dixie redhead dishes up the inside scoop on the Rat Pack. A scientist confesses to his part in every event from Los Alamos to Watergate. And Mary-Ann Kilroy of Russell, Kansas finds romance in Paris before learning why she'll never leave the island. But behind them lurks the man who keeps insisting that his name isn't Gilligan--and who's inventing this brilliant, poignant comic collage for reasons of his own.
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Number of Pages 0342
Publisher Picador USA
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