A giant strides this land. A giant who builds robots, invents religions, and kisses like a dream. From the rocky coast of New England to the golden hayfields of Stockton, California, he searches for America’s greatest treasures. You might recognize him by the twinkle in his eye or the lustrous derby hat perched on top of his boulder-sized head.
But for a dude who has it all, he sure seems sad a lot of the time—what’s up with that? And what exactly does he plan to do with all of those wonderful treasures, besides cart them across the country in his enormous red wagon? Is there someone, a beautiful lady named Glorious Jones, perhaps, who has asked him to gather the bounty of America in order to prove his love for her?
Jack Pendarvis was the 2007-8 John and Renee Grisham Visiting Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi.
He is a contributing writer to The Oxford American. His work has also appeared in 'The Believer', 'The New York Times', and elsewhere. 'Awesome' is his third book.
“Pendarvis is a gifted, good-humored writer. He’s wry and silly, his language full of provocative puns, eloquent blarney and tips of the hat to the absurdity of modern culture…he is neo-Chaucerian…he’ll show you a rude, jolly time in a universe at once fantastic and familiar.”
— New York Times Book Review
Publication Date: July 11, 2008
trim size: 7.1 x 5.1 x 0.8