Hunk City

A writer who Anne Tyler says has real comic genius returns with a brilliant new novel of the culture wars in the Deep South James Wilcox s novels, with their trademark blend of humor and compassion, have been lauded by critics and readers alike In Hunk City, Wilcox takes us to southeast Louisiana, where Burma van Buren, thanks to a recent inheritance, is the wealthiestA writer who Anne Tyler says has real comic genius returns with a brilliant new novel of the culture wars in the Deep South James Wilcox s novels, with their trademark blend of humor and compassion, have been lauded by critics and readers alike In Hunk City, Wilcox takes us to southeast Louisiana, where Burma van Buren, thanks to a recent inheritance, is the wealthiest woman in St Jude Parish Still working at a bargain store, Burma is having trouble finding the right charity with which to share her fortune As she tries to keep hope alive and convert the citizens of Tula Springs to a radical faith based egalitarian democracy, Burma becomes entangled with a certain Dr Schine, her landscape designer, though she hasn t resolved her life long passion for Mr Pickens, who up and married a severe evangelical from a neighboring town Meanwhile, Mr Harper, Burma s staunch Republican accountant with eyelashes to die for, works to keep her money out of the hands of the local Democrats Will Burma find happiness with either Dr Schine or Mr Pickens Will Burma ever find a suitable place for her millions In Hunk City, James Wilcox brings his unique humorous touch to a topic that sorely needs it.
Hunk City A writer who Anne Tyler says has real comic genius returns with a brilliant new novel of the culture wars in the Deep South James Wilcox s novels with their trademark blend of humor and compassion h

  • Title: Hunk City
  • Author: James Wilcox
  • ISBN: 9780670031528
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Hunk City”

    1. A pretty quick read. A comedy. Full of coincidences and silliness. As usual, too much sex for me. Takes place in Louisiana small town. Main character is widow of lottery winner, so she's rich. Also the only left-y in town, but works as deputy manager of convenience store. Tries to do good. There's stabs at religion. Funny in spurts. Best line is that an SUV owner will join any club as long as there's a free t-shirt involved. (That's the thesis of an undercover sociologist gay Yankee professor, d [...]

    2. Would not recommend. Characters are annoyingd I'm sure there is some message in there but taking too much energy to get to what it is. Made it 3/4 through and have no invested interest in seeing how it ends. Bummer

    3. I kept putting this down to read other things I enjoyed more, but it wasn't a bad book -- reasonably well-written, had some interesting stuff going on, good sense of place. Just completely unmemorable.

    4. I really didn't learn that much - quick read, some funny parts but I probabably will not read again. Unless I need to grab a quick book for a plane ride

    5. His novel, Southern Baptists was one of my all-time favorites, but this one - even though it features the same characters and setting - struck me as mean-spirited and not that funny.

    6. Totally didn't get into the rythmn of this book at all. Reminded me of Hiaasen in a way just weird. Probably very funny to someone, though.

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