Maverick Jetpants in the City of Quality

A Novel
Author(s): Bill Peters
Original Publish Date: Oct 09, 2012
Product Number: EB00653631
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781936787036
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
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This debut novel is "full of madcap energy, swagger, and brinksmanship" (Fiona Maazel, author of Last, Last Chance). Rochester, New York, 1999: An arsonist is loose on the streets of a city in decline. Gone are the days of Rioting in the Vomit Cruiser, searching for a possible Tokyo Rocking Horse. In this hilarious, wildly original debut novel, Nathan Gray and best friend Necro live by the code of Joke Royalty, a system of in-jokes known only to a select few. But as the reality of full-time employment, possible spouses, and Neo-Nazis encroaches, their friendship unravels, threatening their dreams of becoming Kodak Park Winjas. Among the gravest Hellstacheries: Necros strangely vicious drawings and his sudden interest in a group of weapons enthusiasts who may or may not be responsible for the fires erupting through downtown. With no Holy Grail Points left to his name, Nate ventures into Rochester's strangest corners to find out if his best friend is a domestic terrorist Pinning Bow Ties on the Dead or simply Maverick Jetpantsing on with his life—perhaps even beyond The City of Quality. "Bill Peters belongs in the ranks of serious literary artists." —The New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice "One of the most inventive novels published this year." —Los Angeles Review of Books "By turns funny and moving, this debut richly captures life in a decaying American city." —Publishers Weekly

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