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Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dalkey Archive Pr
Publication date July 1, 2000
Pages 177
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781564782380
ISBN-10 1564782387
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $11.95
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: “Folks. This here is the story of the Loop Garoo Kid. A cowboy so bad he made a working posse of spells phone in sick. A bullwhacker so unfeeling he left the print of winged mice on hides of crawling women. A desperado so onery he made the Pope cry and the most powerful of cattlemen shed his head to the Executioner’s swine.”

And so begins the HooDoo Western by Ishmael Reed, author of Mumbo Jumbo and one of America’s most innovative and celebrated writers. Reed demolishes white American history and folklore as well as Christian myth in this masterful satire of contemporary American life.

In addition to the black, satanic Loop Garoo Kid, Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down features Drag Gibson (a rich, slovenly cattleman), Mustache Sal (his nymphomaniac mail-order bride), Thomas Jefferson and many others in a hilarious parody of the old Western.

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from Dalkey Archive Pr (July 1, 2000)
9781564782380 | details & prices | 177 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $11.95
About: “Folks.
from Atheneum (March 1, 1989)
9780689708138 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $10.00
About: Black and beautiful Loop Garoo Kid performs lariat tricks in a circus, but when they arrive in Yellow Back Radio, they're surprised to find all the adults have been run out of town by the children
With Tim Burkett, Wanda Isle (other contributor) | from Avon Books (September 1, 1977)
9780380017515 | details & prices | List price $1.95
This edition also contains Nothing Holy About It: The Zen of Being Just Who You Are
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