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The Resource Happy talk, a novel by Richard Melo

Happy talk, a novel by Richard Melo

Label
Happy talk
Title
Happy talk
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Richard Melo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gun-slinging American student nurses and boozy New York{u2013}playwrights-turned-educational-filmmakers find themselves stuck in the Haiti of 1955 as part of a government plan to pump up tourism and turn the Magic Island into the next Hawaii. The story follows the travels of Culprit Clutch, who appears mostly through rumor and innuendo, and his strange encounters with a plane-hopping British spy, Haitian street magicians, and a Scandinavian zombie. Josie, Culprit's ghostly paramour with a morphine habit, may or may not have voodoo spirits flowing through her, but the power-mad doctor channeling Baron Samedi is sure as hell bent on Culprit's destruction. The novel{u2019}s cascading epilogues include a legendary car race down the length of Mexico; street theatre in Golden Gate Park, circa 1968; a Skylab mutiny; origins of the musical comedy Godspell; and cameos by the Nation of Islam and early followers of Jim Jones
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1968-
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Melo, Richard
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Nurses
  • Black humor
  • Haiti
Label
Happy talk, a novel by Richard Melo
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn760977451
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9781935869177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)760977451
  • (Sirsi) a1184369
Label
Happy talk, a novel by Richard Melo
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn760977451
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9781935869177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)760977451
  • (Sirsi) a1184369

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