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Michael Petracca is an American novelist who teaches research writing and creative nonfiction and has served as Acting Co-Director of the Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Petracca's two novels, Doctor Syntax and Captain Zzyzx, published by Capra Press, feature Harmon Nails III as a protagonist. In Doctor Syntax (set in the Los Angeles area), Nails is a graduate student struggling to finish his dissertation. In Captain Zzyzx (set in the fictional "Fiesta City", in Southern California), Nails has rejected academia and plays in a rhythm and blues band while searching for love. To develop the characters for these books, the author draws upon history as a semi-professional poker player [1] and jazz / zydeco [2] / rhythm and blues guitarist and multi-divorced half-Italian half-Jewish Gaviota Buzzard Club [3] troubadour (2006). In recent years Petracca’s writing has focused on popular culture criticism [4] [5] and creative nonfiction, the latter relating volunteers’ contributions in the areas of habitat conservation [6] [7] and hospice care. Petracca is the son of noted Hollywood screenplay and television writer Joseph Petracca.

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Total Books: 10
2003 - Instructors Manual [on Web] (Other)
Common Culture Reading and Writing about American Popular Culture
2000 - Common Culture Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture [3rd Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780130850980
ISBN-10: 0130850985
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Common Culture Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture
1999 - Common Culture Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780130831279
ISBN-10: 0130831271
Genre: Nonfiction
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Graceful Lie The A Method for Making Fiction
1998 - Graceful Lie the a Method for Making Fiction (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780132874182
ISBN-10: 0132874180
Genre: Reference
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Common Culture Reading and Writing about American Popular Culture
1997 - Common Culture Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780137548880
ISBN-10: 0137548885
Genre: Reference
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Captain Zzyzx
1992 - Captain Zzyzx (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781877741067
ISBN-10: 187774106X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.
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Doctor Syntax
1991 - Doctor Syntax (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781877741036
ISBN-10: 1877741035
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Doctor Syntax
Doctor Syntax (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780809540839
ISBN-10: 0809540835
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Doctor Syntax
Doctor Syntax (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780887391385
ISBN-10: 0887391389
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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