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Standing In The Rainbow (Paperback)
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Standing In The Rainbow (Paperback)

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Paperback 512 Pages / Published: 03/07/2003
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The time is 1946-2000. The Place is Elmwood Springs, Missouri. World War II has ended. Neighbour Dorothy broadcasts daily from her front room - to an audience across the state - the antics of her wayward son Bobby and adolescent Anna Lee. It's hard to keep secrets in a community like theirs, but life isn't perfect, and even Neighbour Dorothy has a tragedy as well hidden as it can be. Into their midst comes the Oatman Family, white Southern Gospel singers who arrive for a pharmaceutical convention, and blow the place away. And then there's Hamm Sparks, a super-salesman everyone likes and trusts; and Charlie Fowler, the poultry king who can see the future in a bucket-to-go; and a wealth of other unforgettable residents. Not to mention the brand new Three Little Pigs Cafeteria, with its pink neon pig casting a glow over the high street and pointing the way to the future...

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099448938
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 352 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Flagg says as much about the human condition through observant comedy as others do through polemic" * Scotland on Sunday *
"Poignant and funny, this novel cuts to the heart of small-town America" * Mail on Sunday *
"Unarguably a wonderful story-teller" * The Times *
"[A] big, juicy middle-American apple pie of a book, sometimes tart but mostly sweet" * Los Angeles Times *
"Good news for fans of Fried Green Tomatoes... The action does not let up for a minute" * New York Times Book Review *

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