Routes by John Okas

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The adventures of a mixed couple, he white-red-black, she just white, as they seek life, freedom and the pursuit of happiness. A witty parody of Alex Haley's Roots, turning many American myths on their head.

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Published May 1, 1994 by Permanent Pr Pub Co. 225 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This novel, with its mixed breeds and fable- like quality, turns American myth and folklore on its head as its fairy-tale characters chase after life, freedom, and the pursuit of happiness--well, at least sex, if not always love--in a world that almost bears some resemblance to reality.

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Readers will probably enjoy Okas's lighthearted, entertaining parody of Manifest Destiny and Alex Haley's Roots once they get used to the author's punning ways--the British Army is ``the Brutish Army,'' Las Vegas becomes ``Los Pecados'' and Indians are ``Indigens.'' An afterword informs us that O...

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