Painted Desert by Frederick Barthelme

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In a sequel to The Brothers, Del Tribute, a junior college professor, and his girlfriend pry themselves from their television and computer screens and take to the road, achieving an epiphany in the Arizona desert. 10,000 first printing.

About Frederick Barthelme

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Frederick Barthelme teaches writing at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Published September 1, 1995 by Viking Adult. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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On their way west, meanwhile, the odd couple picks up Jen's father, only a few years older than Del but living in a retirement ``Stepford community.'' With Jen's college friend Penny also in tow, they head to Dealey Plaza, a truly postmodern landmark that the two deconstruct with much cynical wis...

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This California road novel, from the acclaimed avant-gardiste, unfolds in the shadow of the Nicole Brown Simpson murder and the L.A.

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Frederick Barthelme's first books portrayed the disconnections of his 1980s yuppies in deceptively neutral terms while splicing a single subliminal frame of death threat into their VCR videotapes.

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