The Trickster: a monsterful Florida tale

The Trickster: a monsterful Florida tale

by Rich McKee


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You have heard of The Great American Novel; maybe even read one. Now meet The Great Floridian Novel. Much in the gonzo tenor of McKee's The Culprit, this tale continues the adventures of two fated lovers-Sean and Jane-as they confront and confound the system of checks and imbalances that is today's Sunshine State: ancient Calusa artifacts, a murderous poacher, radical environmentalism, unusual animals, and a horrific hurricane. A species of Florida gothic, with a dash of magic realism, The Trickster also dares to be, against all odds, a Romance.

"McKee's Trickster is definitely not from concentrate. It captures every drop of the punishing yet beautiful peninsula that is Florida, and it rolls off the page with a lyrical rhythm that could only come from someone with a knowledge of the state's wild essence in his marrow."
-- Tim Dorsey
New York Times bestselling author of Florida Roadkill, Tiger Shrimp Tango, and many more

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492110422
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Rich McKee was born in Wheeling, WV, and attended West Liberty State, Marshall University, and West Virginia University. He now lives in Venice, FL, and teaches Language and Literature at the State College of Florida. In 2010 he received the Distinguished Colleague Award from the Florida College English Association. His satire and creative non-fiction have won awards from the Florida Freelance Writers Association, and the south Florida chapter of the National Writers Club. For his 1997 essays collection, The Clan of the Flapdragon, McKee created the gonzo renegade literary critic B.M.W. Schrapnel, Ph.D., whose mantra is "I may be wrong, but I doubt it." As a satirical columnist for the literary magazine Oasis, McKee was three-times nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His first novel, The Culprit, chronicles a year in the life of a depressed and misdiagnosed college English professor, Sean McDuff, and his efforts to weather a bizarre midlife crisis involving suicide thoughts, a car bomb, and a sudden befriending by Jane Green, a beautiful former student. The book's sequel, The Trickster, continues the tale of Sean and Jane as they coalesce, and sometimes contend, with the wild and strange elements that define and defile southwest Florida today.

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