Video: Meet Man!
On Thursday, July 7 at 7 p.m., Inkwood Books presents MAN MARTIN for a booktalk and signing of PARADISE DOGS, a 1960s Florida tale of paradise found and lost and the true measure of love. Charming but bumbling realtor Adam Newman yearns to reunite with his estranged wife, Evelyn, and recapture their idyllic life in their roadside hot-dog restaurant, Paradise Dogs. Obstacles include his current fiance, mislaid diamonds, a shadowy land grab conspiracy, and his mentoring relationship with his awkward son. But an uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time - and allowing others to believe he's someone he's not - serve Adam well as he fumbles his way through a series of misadventures and reconciliations.
Booklist says "The pacing is perfect, the tone is the right blend of picaresque and touching. Man Martin is simply brilliant." and Publisher's Weekly calls it "a full-bore slapstick marathon in the tradition of Carl Hiaasen..."
Martin lived in Florida as a child, and now teaches high school English in Atlanta. He is the author of Days of the Endless Corvette, winner of the Georgia Author of the Year Award for First Novel.
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