In a novel set against the multicultural backdrop of Arizona in the mid-1950s, Mike McGurk journeys from one unlikely adventure to another as he searches for love and the meaning of life, accompanied by prizefighter-turned-mechanic Bobo Garcia. A first novel. $20,000 ad/promo.
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From the author of the highly acclaimed book Across the Wire comes a stunning first novel set in Arizona in the mid-1950s that is alive with the unique racial mix of the American Southwest.From the Inside Flap:
In the hot Arizona desert of the late 1950s, Mike McGurk comes of age in one big, riotous gush. Trapped pumping gas at a desolate roadstop, he yearns for things he has never known: love, hope, and the soft, white calmness of snow. Mike's world is filled with a menagerie of quirky characters, who cope with the weight of their unfulfilled dreams with bravado, humor, and violence. Mike trades snappy insults with his macho father, Texaco Turk McGurk, a moustachioed amateur boxer and self-proclaimed war hero who is unable to talk about love. Mike lusts after Lily, his seductive, poem-writing cousin. He cowers before and then confronts the vicious Ramses, grandson of Mr. Sneezy, the wisecracking Apache. And he is rescued by his best friend, Bobo, who delivers him into the care of the loving and generous Mama and Papa Garcia. "In Search of Snow" is an explosive coming-of-age adventure, full of hilarious episodes and still, poignant moments. Like a blue-collar Don Quixote, Mike must blow up his windmills before he can set off to find the things he lacks, especially the snow that will temper the passion he has just set aflame.
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Book Description Harper Collins, NY, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: new. First edition. 1950's Arizona, Native Americans, Mexican Americans, and a young man's search for love. SIGNED by author on title page. First printing. Bookseller Inventory # 2487
Book Description Harpercollins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060170891
Book Description Harpercollins, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0060170891
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition.... NY: Harper Collins, 1994. First U.S. edition. First printing. Hardbound. New in dust jacket. A perfect unread copy. Novel. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 4183
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