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Michael Malone - The Delectable Mountains: or, Entertaining Strangers

Life seems to have little to offer Devin Donahue at the age of 23. Graduation thrust him out of college against his will, and the love of his life just left him to marry his older brother. With a broken heart and no direction to speak of, Devin pounces on his first opportunity to skip town-anmore...Life seems to have little to offer Devin Donahue at the age of 23. Graduation thrust him out of college against his will, and the love of his life just left him to marry his older brother. With a broken heart and no direction to speak of, Devin pounces on his first opportunity to skip town-an invitation to help run a summer theater in Colorado with his high-school sweetheart.Upon arrival, Devin is shoved into a torrential melodrama of barroom brawls, outrageous love triangles and the worst performance of Hedda Gabler ever produced. He is sucked into the action by myriad batty characters, including a maniacal political dramatist, an emaciated director riddled with d.t.'s and a bipolar actor whose luck-and money-are about to run out. All the while Devin must fumble through his own awkward attempts at love-and somehow manage to come out on the other side.Filled with poignancy, humor and eccentric revelations, The Delectable Mountains is a hilarious romp through the melodramatic tumult of growing up and falling in love.

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Published: Nov 1, 2002
Pages: 352

Michael Malone - Dingley Falls

Praise for Dingley Falls "Witty, intelligent, deeply felt, and vividly narrated." -New York Times Book Review "A wonderous achievement. Malone's novel is as lusty, whimsical, tragic- even as bizarre-as life itself. It is a triumph of the highest order." -Atlantamore...Praise for Dingley Falls "Witty, intelligent, deeply felt, and vividly narrated." -New York Times Book Review "A wonderous achievement. Malone's novel is as lusty, whimsical, tragic- even as bizarre-as life itself. It is a triumph of the highest order." -Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dingley Falls is a wonderful novel, impressive in every way and constantly entertaining. Everything in this book sparkles and rings true." -Chicago Tribune "If not the Great American Novel...Dingley Falls is surely the Great American Comedy. The two may just be synonymous." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A lovable, sprawling, old-fashioned kind of novel, full of energy and gems of characterization." -Washington Post Book World "In Dingley Falls, Malone has produced a remarkable work of fiction...He combines humor, compassion, and literate writing with a storytelling ability that is rare in contemporary fiction." -Houston Chronicle One day your small town is quietly its normal self, humming along in comforting consistency. And then-all of a sudden-strange lights are coming from the forest. Not to mention the odd rash of hate mail popping up. And in all honesty, what is with these odd pairings of couples suddenly coming together? Welcome to Dingley Falls, where the only thing certain is that life will never be the same. Spend a week in Dingley Falls, and once you've visited, it will be a place you'll never forget. From New York Times bestselling author Michael Malone, Dingley Falls is a triumph of rollicking joy and masterful storytelling.

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Published: Apr 1, 2010
Pages: 704
ISBN: 1402239343
Michael Malone - Dingley Falls
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