Welcome to Higby by Mark Dunn

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This second novel from Mark Dunn brings the same charm and love of good language (as with Ella Minnow Pea - his first book) to a small town in the South.
Welcome to Higby follows the hilarious goings-on in a small town in northern Mississippi over Labor Day weekend. The weaving of narratives brings us Stewie Kipp and Marci Luck, whose love for one another has grown stale as Stewie’s faith becomes impertinent; Carmen Valentine and Euless Ludlam, whose shared debilitating shyness threatens to derail a relationship that has hardly gotten started; the Reverend Oren Cullen, a widower who struggles to renew ties to his emotionally distant son Clint in the midst of lingering grief and a midlife crisis; Tula Gilmurray, whose love for her brother Hank can’t heal her worry over his fading mind; and Talitha Leigh whose thirst for adventure delivers her into the hands of a vegan cult that ignores her protestations, but tries to calm her with hearty legumes.
Welcome to Higby is a Southern-comical tale about simple dreams both realized and thwarted by all the complexities of the human heart.

About Mark Dunn

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Mark Dunn is the author of more than twenty-five full length plays. Belles and Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain have together received over 150 productions throughout the world and he has been the recipient of several national playwriting awards. His first novel Ella Minnow Pea was met with great critical acclaim and was finalist for the BookSense Book of the Year as wll as winning Borders' Original Voices Book of the Year. Welcome to Higby (2002) was also a BookSense 76 selected title and is now available in paperback Originally from Memphis, TN he now lives in Greenwich Village, NYC.
Published April 18, 2010 by MP Publishing Limited. 356 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, History, Travel. Fiction

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Carmen decides she might like Euless better than Tie, who has by now already begun to make out with his housemate Stewie’s fiancé, who is fed up with Stewie having recently dedicated his life to Christ.

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Writing in the spirit of his clever debut novel, Ella Minnow Pea, in which an island's language-loving inhabitants must adapt to a shrinking alphabet, Dunn delivers another witty and intricate book.

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