Horace Bixby by R.F. Seabury

Horace Bixby

byR.F. Seabury

Kobo ebook | April 1, 2004

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Relentlessly politically incorrect Horace Bixby manages to skewer Americans of all stripesold and young fat and thin gay and straight New Age and conservativebut all are so affectionately portrayed that we dont mind. The bawdy farcical plot revolves around Horaces crusade for justice and eventual campaign for president intertwined with the gossipy doings at his twin sister Hortenses Florida trailer park. The eponymous Horace is a pompous offensive boor who wears loud ties and has hair sprouting from his earsand who we come to love because he unerringly points out that the emperor has no clothes. The book closes with a transcendent almost prayerful sequence of surprising sweetness that reveals the inner longings of each of the unlikely characters. Thus Horace Bixby joins the ranks of other classic American picaresque novelsthink Tom Robbins meets Kurt Vonnegut with the blessing of Samuel Clemens. Horace Bixby is the creation of R.F. Seabury who not only looks remarkably like Mark Twain but who shares Twains gift for unvarnished Americana and for political satire with heart. A magnetic raconteur R.F. Seabury is a true American character himself with a resonant voice and an infectious laughan interviewers dream. After his formal education ended with the ninth grade he spent the years that followed as a Green Beret country storeowner scrap metal dealer trucker boat builder and commercial fisherman. He currently owns and operates a bamboo farm in Sarasota Florida where he has lived for the past seven years in a sixteen-foot Airstream Bambi.
Title:Horace BixbyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 1, 2004Publisher:Zonic PressLanguage:English

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