Celebration: a Novel
By (author) Harry Crews
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Celebration: a Novel by Harry Crews
Book DescriptionNow from the author the "Washington Post Book World" calls "the dark chronicler of human vanity and folly" comes "Celebration." The newest black comedy from Harry Crews is a biting, brilliant commentary set in a Florida rest-home gulag where the over-sixty-five set checks its dignity, self-esteem, and social security numbers at the door. Forever and Forever is the aptly named retreat, populated by a motley crew of forgotten wives and ruined men who are waiting for death while working on their tans. The leader of this group is Stump, whose lost arm paid for Forever and Forever, and who believes the silent desperation that infuses the trailer park masks the fact that Forever and Forever is truly a small piece of hell on earth. This ironic silence is shattered by the entrance of a beautiful young bombshell. Too Much is her name, and that is exactly what she is. This walking bonfire awakens long dead appetites in the inhabitants of Forever and Forever, reminding them of what they once were and can be again -- "alive."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684848105
(203mm x 127mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Harry Crews
Mulching of America, Paperback (October 1996)
Determined to win Soaps for Life's annual sales contest, Hickum Looney is thrilled when he finds the perfect customer in a little old lady, but he still has to contend with the Boss, who outsells his salesmen every year. Reprint. 15,000 first printing. NYT. K.
Classic Crews, Paperback (October 1993)
Includes two of Crews' full-length novels, The Gypsy's Curse and Car, his autobiography, and three of his essays.
Florida Frenzy, Paperback (March 1989)» View all books by Harry Crews
-- From poaching gators, to the Gatornationals, to cockfighting, to teaching creative writing -- a must-have collection for Harry Crews fans new and old.
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Author Biography - Harry Crews
Harry Crews is the author of twenty books and numerous articles and columns. He lives and works in Florida.
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