- Paperback: 358 pages
- Publisher: Park Place Publications (October 12, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1877809713
- ISBN-13: 978-1877809712
- Package Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,067,650 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Trek: Lips, Sunny, Pecker and Me Paperback – October 12, 2007
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"Think Kerouac's On the Road with National Lampoon vacation warrior Chevy Chase at the wheel and the calamitous cast from Little Miss Sunshine tumbling in for the ride. Minor details the misadventures of the Moker family as they set off to see America during the bicentennial year of 1976, only to discover not its beauty and majesty, but chaos, clutter and an odd cast of characters who drive off cliffs with parade floats, blow up bolagna and shoot plastic deer off the lawns of a motel. Written with colorful dialogue and steeped in cultural import, Mr. Minor's page-turner trek is indeed a true road trip of the absurd." Dan Ouellette (The Volkswagen Bug Book, DownBeat, Billboard) --Dan Ouellette (The Volkswagon Bug Book, DownBeat, Billboard)
"Bill Minor's TREK is that rare thing in fiction these days, Twain-style, laugh-out-loud funny, tall-tale storytelling. It has that 'What the hell is this?' quality. 'My God,' one asks oneself, 'Can he really carry this off?' Yes, yes, yes... Read it, read it, friend, and see." --Robert Sward (A Much-Married Man and Rosicrucian in the Basement
"Two Thumbs Up! William Minor's loopy Bicentennial road novel, is a real trip. Independence Day death tallies. Hunters shooting plastic deer. The East, then West, then East, again, hitchhiker. Hypothetical double features. The State of Utah float made entirely of butter. Absurd. Quirky. Off beat. Over the top. Below the belt. I've never in my life read anything like it--there IS nothing like it." Rick Carroll (IZ Voice of the People) --Rick Carroll (IZ Voice of the People)
About the Author
William Minor was originally trained as a visual artist (Pratt Institute and U.C.-Berkeley), and exhibited woodcut prints which included the text of Modern Greek, Russian and Japanese poetry (which he also translated) at the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Smithsonian Institution. He published his first book of poems (and prints), Pacific Grove, in 1974; and since that time, five others: For Women Missing or Dead, Goat Pan, Natural Counterpoint (with Paul Oehler), Poet Santa Cruz: Number 4, and Some Grand Dust (Chatoyant Press, 2002) -the latter a finalist for the Benjamin Franklin Award. He has published three nonfiction books on music: Unzipped Souls: A Jazz Journey Through the Soviet Union (Temple University Press, 1995); Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years (Angel City Press, 1997; he also served as scriptwriter for the Warner Bros. film documentary of the same name); and Jazz Journeys to Japan: The Heart Within (University of Michigan Press, 2004). He has published a novel: Trek: Lips, Sunny, Pecker and Me (Park Place Publications), and is at work on The Inherited Heart: An American Memoir. A professional musician since the age of sixteen, he set poems from For Women Missing or Dead to music and released a CD, Bill Minor & Friends, on which he plays piano, guitar, and sings.
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