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Title: The Unexpected Salami: A Novel
Description: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 1999 Paperback, 296pp. "Critical acclaim for a sexy hilarious first novel The Raves are pouring in for this first novel about music, media play and unexpected love. The Unexpected Salami is like Seinfeld meets Trainspotting meet The Commitments. 'After three decades teaching English in New York City high schools I thought I had inklings of the minds and attitudes of the twenty something generation. What an innocent! By reading Laurie Shapiro’s first novel, The Unexpected Salami, I learned more about the world of rock and roll and drugs and sex and part time jobs and the rhythms of New York (and Australian) languages than I ever expected. The language is as crisp and dead-on as the movie Clueless, and the action as picaresque as Moll Flanders.' Frank McCourt (Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angela’s Ashes) 'Laurie Gwen Shapiro’s romantic, hyperkinetic first novel trips along with a frank comic energy.' Time Out New York 'Imagine a novel that tries to combine the spirit of Rob Reiner’s classic rockumentary spoof, This is Spinal Tap, with-a coming-of-age novel. Shapiro makes the mix work.' Publishers Weekly 'Shapiro’s high-concept premise pays off in a truckload of enjoyable gags, hilarious characterizations, and irresistible non sequiturs-Marches along smartly to its own arrhythmic offbeat, beat.' Kirkus Reviews 'Hilarious-Recommended!' Library Journal 'A charming romantic comedy. Deftly done!' Cover differs from illustration", (ISBN: 1565122321). Very Good.

Keywords: "Fiction, Humour"1565122321 1565122321

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- Book number: 018618

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