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Naked came the manatee : a novel

Author: Carl Hiaasen; et al
Publisher: New York : Fawcett Columbine, 1998, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Ballantine Books edView all editions and formats
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In South Florida, everyone wants to get a head. But not just any head. A very famous human head--severed and snugged away in a cryonic container. A head that could spark a revolution and change the course of history. Everybody wants a piece of the noggin: rotund gangster Big Joey G., a 102-year-old environmentalist, hard-boiled Miami reporter Britt Montero, lawyer Jake Lassiter, and a would-be dictator in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Hiaasen; et al
ISBN: 0449001245 9780449001240
OCLC Number: 1097590364
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1996, c1995.
"The chapters in this book were originally serialized in The Miami herald tropic"--T.p. verso.
Description: 201 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Booger / Dave Barry --
The big wet sleep / Les Standiford --
Biscayne blues / Paul Levine --
The L.A. connection / Edna Buchanan --
The old woman and the sea / James W. Hall --
Heading to Havana / Carolina Hospital --
The lock & key / Evelyn Mayerson --
Strange fish / Tananarive Due --
South Beach serenade / Brian Antoni --
Dance of the manatee / Vicki Hendricks --
Where are you dying tonight? / John Dufresne --
The odyssey / Elmore Leonard --
The law of the jungle / Carl Hiaasen.
Responsibility: by Carl Hiaasen ... [et al.].

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In South Florida, everyone wants to get a head. But not just any head. A very famous human head--severed and snugged away in a cryonic container. A head that could spark a revolution and change the course of history. Everybody wants a piece of the noggin: rotund gangster Big Joey G., a 102-year-old environmentalist, hard-boiled Miami reporter Britt Montero, lawyer Jake Lassiter, and a would-be dictator in exile--with ex-president Jimmy Carter and a lovable manatee named Booger thrown in for good measure. With bodies piling up it's anybody's guess what will happen from one chapter to the next, as an all-star line-up of Florida's finest writers take turns at taking this outrageously original novel to the limit--and beyond.

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