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Don Dimaio Of La Plata : Akashic Urban Surreal Series - Robert Arellano

Don Dimaio Of La Plata

Akashic Urban Surreal Series

Paperback Published: 1st March 2004
ISBN: 9781888451511
Number Of Pages: 170

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You're walking along the road in La Plata when the fog rolls in. Giant billboards hulk close above while the lights of the city are blotted out one by one. A black limo with the #1 license plate pulls up out of the pea soup and the driver, a goon in a trooper uniform, says, "Get een." The back door opens and there he is, all sharkskin suit and slick toupee, kicked back on the leather seat and grinning in a horizontal mirror: Mayor Donald "Pally" Dimaio. High up in the mist you hear an ape-like shriek: Ook ook ai ai ai! The engine is running. "Well, buddy," says Mayor Dimaio, holding out a rolled-up hundred. "You want some of this?"
Take a bribe and a ride with La Plata's favorite rogue politico through a tripped-out town of strip clubs and drug dens where the heirs of Abraham Beige, original pilgrim, rub shoulders with gun-waving goodfellas who steal their lines from '90s gangster flicks. La Plata is a city for sale, and whether it's a job as a cop or a million-dollar contract you want, Don Dimaio will show you the way.

"Robert Arellano is that rare thing: an exceptional creative talent perfectly in tune with his own rapidly changing times." -- Robert Coover

ISBN: 9781888451511
ISBN-10: 1888451513
Series: Akashic Urban Surreal Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 170
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: Akashic Books,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.23

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