The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living by Martin Clark

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In this masterful debut, Martin Clark proves to be the heir apparent of great Southern raconteurs and the envy of more seasoned novelists as he takes us on a frantic tour of the modern south.

Hung over, beaten by the unforgiving sun, bitter at his estranged wife, and dreading the day’s docket of petty criminal cases, Judge Evers Wheeling is in need of something on the morning he's accosted by Ruth Esther English. Ruth Esther's strange story certainly is something, and Judge Wheeling finds himself in uncharted territory. Reluctantly agreeing to help Ruth Esther retrieve some stolen money, he recruits his pot-addled brother and a band of merry hangers-on for the big adventure. Raucous road trips, infidelity, suspected killers, winning Lotto tickets, drunken philosophical rants, and at least one naked woman tied to a road sign ensue in The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living, one part legal thriller, one part murder mystery, and all parts all wild.


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About Martin Clark

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Martin Clark, a circuit court judge, lives in Stuart, Virginia. His first novel, The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living, was a New York Times Notable Book, a selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, a finalist for the Stephen Crane First Fiction Award, and appeared on several best-seller lists.
 
Published September 4, 2009 by Vintage. 352 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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The author's characters are both richly grotesque and improbably credible, and the edgy, horny exchanges between Evers and Pauletta, which are filled with racial gamesmanship and dance right on the edge of tastelessness, liven things up even further.

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As an ever-confused Evers comments at one point, “Complications really complicate things.” And a little connect-the-plots head-scratching is part of the fun of reading this ambitious book as it ricochets from comic novel to legal thriller to magical realism to love story to existential treatise, ...

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