Chez Chance by Jay Gummerman
(California Fiction)

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Becoming a paraplegic after an accident, former telephone-wire repairman Frank Eastman finds himself in a decrepit motel near Disneyland, trying to come to terms with his life and a host of eccentric neighbors. 20,000 first printing. Tour.
 

About Jay Gummerman

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Jay Gummerman is the author of the short story collection "We Find Ourselves in Moontown" (1990). He lives in San Clemente, California.
 
Published August 29, 1995 by Pantheon. 211 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The woman sends Eastman--for no really clear reason--to see the local drug kingpin known as ""Emperor,"" actually a slick young Asian manipulator named Jarvis, who treats Eastman to a long Grand Inquisitor-style monologue justifying his own criminality by placing the seeds of it in US policies in...

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Wry ontological insights and wonderfully odd yet evocative metaphors fill this witty, melancholic first novel about misfits adrift in Los Angeles and the rest of America.

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Newly paraplegic, Frank Eastman crash-lands near Disneyland and takes up with a bevy of L.A.

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