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    Redneck Riviera: Armadillos, Outlaws and the Demise of an American Dream (Paperback) By (author) Dennis Covington

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    DescriptionFrom the author of National Book Award finalist Salvation on Sand Mountain, a "bracingly original American adventure story" (Publishers Weekly) about a quest for a (very) small piece of the American Dream After his father's death, Dennis Covington plunges into a Florida shootout to claim his only inheritance, two and a half worthless acres of land that his father bought in a real estate scam-but the more determined he becomes to share his father's dream with his own children, the more it seems that his true legacy is bad judgment in real estate. In a tale filled with characters drawn from a Florida like Flannery O'Connor's Georgia, Covington finds his life threatened, his truck torched, and his small cabin shot up and vandalized, but he clings to his inheritance with heartbreaking tenacity. Redneck Riviera is at once a comic and tender celebration of family, a brilliant look at the clash of values tearing much of rural America apart, and a bittersweet comment on our age-old passion to possess and transform the land.


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    Title
    Redneck Riviera
    Subtitle
    Armadillos, Outlaws and the Demise of an American Dream
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dennis Covington
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781582432960
    ISBN 10: 1582432961
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: FIN
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.9
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: KFFR
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    BIC subject category V2: VSH
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036120
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOUTH
    LC classification: HM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 18
    Abridged Dewey: 306
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000, HIS036010
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/FLORID
    B&T Approval Code: A31400000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    B&T Approval Code: A16504330
    DC21: 333.3232
    Thema V1.0: VSH, KFFR
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    COUNTERPOINT
    Imprint name
    COUNTERPOINT
    Publication date
    01 January 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Berkeley