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- DescriptionBowling lessons with a hunchback. A bizarre first-grade teacher who hallucinates in class. A tragically incent family blind-sided by flower power, and the salvation of soul music at a radio station straight out of a Quentin Taranti version of The Twilight Zone. These are just a few of the lumius characters and conjurings Kris Saknussemm delivers in his kaleidoscopic Sea Monkeys--the story of his growing up in the counterculture San Francisco Bay Area and central California in the 1960s. Kwn for his genre-bending works Zanesville and Private Midnight, Saknussemm w gives us a highly original take on the nfiction memoir, in which he shatters the stained glass windows of his father's church and mixes the pieces with ghost cartoons, the Cronkite contradictions of Civil Rights demonstrations, and ads for laxatives during a strange hiatus in American sanity when Sly Stone and Perry Como could both be in the Top 10. Honest, funny, and at times heartbreaking, Sea Monkeys is the -holds-barred tale of one of our most exciting contemporary authors' own coming of age, and the perfect follow-up to Saknussemm's Zanesville, which Booklist hailed as one of the most creative, edgy, and entertaining vels spawned in a decade.
- Author BiographyKris Saknussemm's books include the poetry collection In the Name of the Father, the novels Enigmatic Pilot, Zanesville, and Private Midnight, and a portfolio book of his paintings titled The Colors of Compulsion.
- Author(s)Kris Saknussemm
- Date of Publication29/11/2012
- SubjectBiography: Literary
- Place of PublicationBerkeley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSoft Skull Press
- Weight271 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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