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The Flamingo Rising
The Flamingo Rising
Author: Larry Baker
In this touching, hilarious novel of the heart and mind, of dreams and memory, of desire and first love, Abe Lee comes of age in the 1960s, living with his unforgettable family at the Flamingo Drive-In Theatre on a scrubby patch of coast between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Florida. There, some of America's last sweet moments of innocence are...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345427021
ISBN-10: 0345427025
Pages: 332
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Abraham Issac Lee was lives in, not at but in, the Flamingo, the largest drive-in theater in the world. At least in 1960. His father built it along an Atlantic Ocean beach in Florida and next to the Turner West Funeral Home. The lives and characters in the book do not move much beyond these places.

This is a powerful coming of age novel that includes angst, humor, and most other emotions usually associated with this genre. The characters are real. The story believable. The ending heart-stopping. I had never heard of it before reading it and I don't know why. It goes on my very short list of favorites with a five star rating.
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Really a fun story. You will have a smile on your face the whole time.
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Like the giant July 4th fireworks display toward which the story builds, this engaging, movig novel sens up one sparkler after another on its way to a crash-bang, heart-stopping ending.