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Planets (Vintage Contemporaries)
Planets - Vintage Contemporaries
Author: James Finney Boylan
ISBN-13: 9780679739067
ISBN-10: 0679739068
Publication Date: 3/31/1992
Pages: 265
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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A wild and wacky romp through a small town in Pennsylvania. The characters are an odd bunch of misfits, including a police officer in a wizards cape, an ex-con known as "The Outcast" who has a penchant for holding up hardware stores on donkey-back, a legal secretary who dislikes wearing clothes, and a batty old woman living in an abandoned school.

Boylan writes well. If you like the off beat, you will enjoy this book.
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Believe it or not, in Centralia, Pennsylvania, a coal fire has been burning underground since 1962. This smoldering ghost town is the setting for James finney Boylan's exhilarating novel, in which a lovelorn skydiver with a faulty parachute sets off a chain of events that will emesh a banker with a thing for shaven heads; a mime who doubles as an office temp; a bandit who robs hardware stores on burroback; and a decrepit Dalmation named Buddy. Filled with gloriously unlikely plot twists and achingly recognizable human beings, THE PLANETS is a comedy of yearning and identity in the traditions of Kurt Vonnegut and John Kennedt O'Toole.