Tornado Pratt (paper)
  • Author: Ableman, Paul
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • Size: 6 x 9"
  • Pub. Year: 1992
  • ISBN: 0-929701-26-7
  • In Stock: Yes
Price: $11.00

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Never before published in the United States, this brilliant and startlingly American novel presents a Yankee tycoon's explosive career paralleling the boom-and-bust Twentieth Century. By the American-educated English author of the outrageous novel I Hear Voices, it was published originally in 1977 but only in Great Britain, where it was hailed by the likes of Anthony Burgess and Auberon Waugh, among scads of others. The eponymous main character is not likely to win kudos for political correctness, since his story is something of a fictional cross between Hunter Thompson and P.J. O'Rourke. This autobiographical narrative express leaps out as one of the premier novels told in first-person deranged.

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"It is time that serious notice was taken of Paul Ableman... Ableman's fictional gifts are so good that one can only curse a situation that denies the chance of their more frequent expression."
-- Anthony Burgess
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Novelist, playwright, screenwriter, Paul Ableman was born in 1927 in Leeds, England. He has published five novels. The play "Green Julia" was a notable success at the 1965 Edinburgh Festival, leading to an additional career writing plays for radio, television, and the stage. He has been chief fiction reviewer for...
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