Dumpster, for God's Sake

Ben Stoltzfus (Author)
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Description

Equal parts sociological lore and screwball comedy, Dumpster, for God's Sake bends reality into fiction in a uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human.

"Profoundly dystopian and completely believable." -Dean MacCannell, author of The Tourist

Loviers City believes that cleanliness leads to Godliness. But order quickly descends into chaos when a sighting of the Virgin occurs. Soon, thousands arrive to visit the spot where She appeared. But the pilgrims leave their mark, discarding refuse and besmirching Loviers City's All-America vision.

Suspense mounts as Rudy Squazza, the red-bearded ringleader of the homeless, and Jasmine, a rich teenager working on a high school project, fall in love. He is a dumpster diver and the victim of police brutality. She dresses in black leather, rides a red Ducati Supersport 750, and is known as the "Angel from Hell."

With compelling prose, canny insight, and artful empathy, Ben Stoltzfus brilliantly examines group behavior in a timely tale of collective zeal and righteous intent that explores a city's urgent quest for soul.

Product Details

Price
$27.95
Publisher
39 West Press
Publish Date
April 09, 2019
Pages
244
Dimensions
5.98 X 0.69 X 9.02 inches | 1.13 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
ISBN/EAN
9781946358165
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About the Author

BEN STOLTZFUS is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside. He is a novelist, translator, literary critic, and internationally recognized inter-arts scholar. He has published twelve monographs of literary criticism and received many awards: Fulbright, Camargo, Gradiva, Humanities, Creative Arts, and MLA. He has published six novels and two collections of short stories. His most recent novel, Dumpster, for God's Sake, is a parody of Loviers City, a town whose motto is "Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness." He lives in Riverside, California with Judith Palmer, his wife. Allie Kirschner is their granddaughter.