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Monster Stalks NYC
When a local drunk is mugged near the toxic Gowanus Canal by a hulking, hairy beast who smells really bad, Hank Kalabander thinks nothing of blaming the assault on the legendary Big foot. His sardonic crime blotter for The Hornet, a local Brooklyn rag, often gleefully recounts the tragedies that befall the boroughs dimmer residents. But when an upstart reporter from The Eagle, a tabloid paper, lifts his piece and implicates Big foot in two more attacks, the crimes become local news fodder and the hunt for the Gowanus Beast takes off.
Pretty soon the G.B. is to blame for everything from murder and robberies to playground scuffles and a pies disappearanceand neighborhood watch patrols have taken to the streets. Alarmed by the populaces response, Hank decides its his responsibility to disprove the existence of this menacing beast and, with the help of an old carny colleague, put an end to the growing hysteria.
In The Blow-off, acclaimed writer Jim Knipfel has crafted an astoundingly funny send-up of our current timesan intoxicating blend of sharp cultural references, wildly comical scenes, discerning commentary, and unforgettable characters.
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Publish Date:||Jul 12, 2011|
|Number of Pages:||336|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.65|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||8.4 x 5.5 x 0.8|
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