A Novel of the Sixties
Arthur D. Hittner
ADVANCE CONDEMNATION FOR "THE AMOROUS ADVENTURES OF CHARLIE MEYER"
“Hittner’s a Huckleberry.” --Mark Twain
“This is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” –Willy Shakespeare
“Boom shaka-laka-laka!” --Sly Stoned
The inadvertent progeny of a deranged suburban accountant and his shrinking wife, Charlie Meyer endures a long line of equipment malfunctions and genital calamities on the rocky road to manhood. He courts disaster during his college years by juggling relationships with four women at once. Annie’s the hometown girl dubbed “The Nun” by the high school boys she consistently spurned. Julianna’s the witty and voluptuous granddaughter of art benefactor Doris Darlington, an audacious and indefatigable octogenarian who becomes his mentor and confidant. Brigitte’s the delectable and delightfully malapropistic French art history student and borderline nymphomaniac. And then there’s Clare, the courageous mother of a trash-talking toddler whose husband is missing in Vietnam. As the novel draws to its improbable climax, a coma-inducing bicycle accident is the catalyst for the dramatic yet hilarious bedside confrontation of Charlie’s lovers - and the ultimate emergence of one.
Print ISBN: 978-0-9989810-9-3
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9989810-8-6
446 pp. softcover (5.5 x 8.5) 2020
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