Nature Girl

Nature Girl

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Honey Santana -self-proclaimed queen of lost causes - has a Plan.

She's working on a scheme to help rid the world of irresponsibility, indifference and dinner-time telemarketers. She's also taking part-time telephonist Boyd Shreve and his less-than-enthusiastic mistress to Dismal Key - one of the Everglades' Ten ThousandIslands - for a gentle lesson in civility.

What Honey doesn't know is that lurking in the island's undergrowth is Sammy Tigertail, half-blood Seminole Indian and wholly failed alligator wrestler, with death on his mind; and Honey's deranged co-worker, Louis Piejack, now with most of his fingers surgically mis-attached to the wrong knuckles, and intent on revenge.

A holiday to die for? In Hiaasen's extraordinary universe, anything can happen ...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 28mm | 281.23g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552773719
  • 9780552773713
  • 587,394

Review quote

"Embarrass yourself in public by laughing to near apoplexy." * Sunday Telegraph * "A hysterical romp of crooks and tarts by a delectably deranged imagination." * Independent * "Beautifully orchestrated chaos as the characters stumble towards the light or into a watery gator-filled grave." * Guardian * "Insightful, addictive and painfully funny." * Daily Express *
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About Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. He is the author of twelve previous novels, including Sick Puppy, Lucky You, Stormy Weather, Basket Case, Skin Tight, Skinny Dip and, most recently Hoot and Flush, both novels for children.
He also writes a weekly column for the Miami Herald.
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Review Text

"Beautifully orchestrated chaos as the characters stumble towards the light or into a watery gator-filled grave."
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Back cover copy

Honey Santana - self-proclaimed queen of lost causes - has a plan.

She's taking part-time telephonist Boyd Shreave on a kayaking trip to Dismal Key for a lesson in civility. But lurking in the island's undergrowth is failed alligator wrestler Sammy Tigertail with death on his mind; and Honey's vengeful co-worker, Louis Piejack, now with the fingers of one hand surgically mis-attached to the wrong knuckles.

A holiday to die for? In Hiaasen's extraordinary universe, anything can happen...


Carl Hiaasen is:

'The undisputed master of organised chaos ... His satire is a fierce unmuzzled snarl followed by a painfully ironic bite. Quite simply, brilliant'
Sunday Times

'America's finest satirical novelist...the blazing conscience of the sunshine state' Observer

'Florida's poet laureate - the chronicler of its corruption, craziness and exploited ecology...a unique satirical talent'
Financial Times

'The funniest crime novelist to put pen to paper'
Evening Standard
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Rating details

18,532 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
5 17% (3,146)
4 39% (7,177)
3 35% (6,403)
2 8% (1,472)
1 2% (334)
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