Niceman Cometh by David CarpenterNiceman Cometh by David Carpenter

Niceman Cometh

byDavid Carpenter

Paperback | December 1, 2008

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Carpenter's voice captures both the bleakness and the unexpected joys of life. Filled with moments of high humour but grounded by the sense of defeat and rejection that we all face, this novel provides an insight into the human condition, its foibles, its delights and its lunacy.

David Carpenter spent his first twenty-three years in Edmonton, working during the summers as a car hop, a driver for Brewster Rocky Mountain Grayline, a fish stocker, a trail guide, and a folksinger. He read French and German at the University of Alberta to indifferent effect. He graduated and taught high school in Edmonton until 1965...
Title:Niceman ComethFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.8 × 5.57 × 0.65 inPublished:December 1, 2008Publisher:Porcupine's QuillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889843074

ISBN - 13:9780889843073

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`All through June and July, Glory clung to the following resolution: under no circumstances would she allow herself to be ambushed by Ricky Bullerd... She might run the risk of seeing him at his old game, trolling for bimbos.... She even resolved never to turn the dial to CHAF Radio, in case she happened to hear his patter on Night Howl.... Ricky was a man with a dream, a golden voice, and a fatal flaw. He was flesh-foolish. He wanted to be loved by great armies of women, he craved it.'

Editorial Reviews

`Veteran Saskatchewan writer David Carpenter is back, this time with Niceman Cometh, a novel about a freshly single mom named Glory making a go of it with her six-year-old, Bobby, as well as dealing with an unforgettably discombobulated cast of characters.`Terrifically plotted and perfectly paced, this multi-narrated romp dwells lovingly upon one precious, precocious and irresistibly typical preteen's reaction to the string of men who snake through his young life (thanks to his mother's many admirers). As well, its inventive and infinitely compassionate creator also nails a gonzo portrait gallery of characters ranging from the randy radio personality Rickey Bullerd to Glory's co-worker Jolene, mother of her son's playmate, Fern.'