The Resource Skinny legs and all, Tom Robbins, (electronic resource)

Skinny legs and all, Tom Robbins, (electronic resource)

Label
Skinny legs and all
Title
Skinny legs and all
Statement of responsibility
Tom Robbins
Title variation
Skinny legs & all
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tom Robbins takes on Middle Eastern politics and the frenzy of the millenium, seen through the eyes of a silver dessert spoon, a can of pork-n-beans, a dirty sock, a sacred conch shell and a centuries-old painted stick. At least partly. Robbins spends the rest of the novel mocking the New York City art scene, expounding his theories on Goddess religion and Biblical lore, and mixing up a grab-bag of Southern-fried religion and ethnic entrepreneurship. The action revolves around Ellen Cherry Charles and Boomer Petway, newlyweds en route from Seattle to the art scene of New York City in an Airstream turkey. Unfortunately, art doesn't bode well for the couple, and wedded bliss soon becomes a wedded mess. Boomer runs off to Jerusalem, where he can weld to his heart's content, while Ellen Cherry takes up waitressing at Isaac and Ishmael's, a restaurant owned by an Arab and a Jew. (Talk about bad ethnic jokes!). But the fun doesn't stop there. Events begin to escalate when a pock-faced Virginian evangelist, intent on rebuilding the Third Temple and ushering in the Second Coming (even if he has to do it by himself), comes to town, and a young Middle-Eastern nursing student named Salome bumps and grinds to the mind-altering Dance of the Seven Veils. In fact, New York City may become more of a war zone than the Holy City itself
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robbins, Tom
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.O233
LC item number
S55 2003eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Waitresses
  • Restaurateurs
  • Evangelists
  • Nursing students
  • Millennium (Eschatology)
  • Art
  • Religion
  • Art
  • Evangelists
  • Millennium (Eschatology)
  • Nursing students
  • Political science
  • Religion
  • Restaurateurs
  • Waitresses
  • Middle East
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Middle East
  • New York (State)
Label
Skinny legs and all, Tom Robbins, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0CA6A599-5839-43CA-85B6-599583CA8C32
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn276554414
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Bantam trade pbk. reissue.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780553897937
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)276554414
Label
Skinny legs and all, Tom Robbins, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0CA6A599-5839-43CA-85B6-599583CA8C32
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn276554414
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Bantam trade pbk. reissue.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780553897937
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)276554414

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