Hurricane Lady by Jerome Charyn

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Jocko Robinson is the 97th richest man in America and the creator of Lamplighter, the world-popular TV crime series. But that doesn't stop Jocko from getting shot in the head while looking for a tofu burger in Los Angeles. And that won't stop Jocko from falling helplessly in love with the Hurricane Lady, a former model who calls herself Inertia and serves a crime lord from Cologne. A man obsessed among other obsessed men, a man in love among a tangle of lovers, Jocko is desperately trying to pry away Inertia from her life of mayhem and promiscuity. To succeed, Jocko has to enter the realm of his own fantasy-and somehow find a way out again.

About Jerome Charyn

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Jerome Charyn (born May 13, 1937) is an award-winning American author. With nearly 50 published works, Charyn has earned a long-standing reputation as an inventive and prolific chronicler of real and imagined American life. Michael Chabon calls him “one of the most important writers in American literature.” New York Newsday hailed Charyn as “a contemporary American Balzac,” and the Los Angeles Times described him as “absolutely unique among American writers.” Since 1964, he has published 30 novels, three memoirs, eight graphic novels, two books about film, short stories, plays and works of non-fiction. Two of his memoirs were named New York Times Book of the Year. Charyn has been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. He received the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and has been named Commander of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture. Charyn lives in Paris and New York City.
Published May 1, 2001 by Mysterious Press. 208 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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His famed Isaac Sidel saga (Citizen Sidel, 1999, etc.) on hold, Charyn explores the equally bizarro world of Jocko Robinson, the 97th richest man on earth.

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Jocko falls in love with Inertia, despite her well-checkered past, while Inertia must resort to desperate measures to save her sanity and her life.

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