Bongwater by Michael Hornburg

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Bongwater is a novel that wavers along the solar eclipse of the American Dream, a neo-Beat, grungeoisie love story that has all the authenticity and none of the pretension of its forerunners, a book that will be for the slacker generation of the nineties what Bright Lights, Big City was for the wannabe eighties.

Young, rebellious, and vulnerable, Michael Hornburg's unforgettable characters trace the subtle outlines of a misunderstood generation. Moving from Portland to New York City and back again, and written in precise, startlingly original prose, Bongwater is in the tradition of the Beat classics The Subterraneans and The Dharma Bums.

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Michael Hornburg is the author of Bongwater, which was published in seven countries and made into an independent film. He lives in New York City, where he is currently working on the screenplay of Downers Grove for Miramax Films.
Published December 1, 2007 by Grove Press. 212 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When David's crazy roommate, Courtney, who has a thing for David, accidentally burns down their apartment, David moves in with Robert and Tony, and Courtney splits for New York.

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