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Letourneau's Used Auto Parts
Letourneau's Used Auto Parts
Publication Information:
New York : Ticknor & Fields, 1988.
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244 pages ; 22 cm
Crowe Bovey's burning gold -- Leaving Freddie -- Springtime in Miracle City -- Gallows humor -- The crusher -- Blackstone's baby -- The man of gold.
Chute digs back again into the roots of the characters of his first novel, the Beanses, a nest of redneck Yankees who give a new meaning to the concept of white trash. With the help of cameo appearances from several Beanses, the nuclear family Letourneau gives Egypt's first family more than a run for their money in wackiness, eccentricity, and sheer ignorant bliss in the face of an overwhelming and fatally depressing lifestyle. Chute captures all of these people down to a tee, and in the process makes this economically depressed, sexually overactive and spiritually torpid place a real presence on the map. In a junkyard approach, Chute throws in whatever is handy or whatever she has managed to dredge up from some unspeakably dim and dirty corner of the human psyche. ISBN 0-89919-500-8: $16.95.
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