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Nine Kinds of Naked

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Join cult favorite Tony Vigorito in his acclaimed, surreal whirlwind of a novel exploring chaos theory. A prisoner spins a playing card into a somersault, stirring a wind that becomes a tornado that takes off the roof of a church in nearby Normal, Illinois. Elizabeth Wildhack is born in that church and someday she will meet that prisoner, a man named Diablo, on the streets of New Orleans--where a hurricane-like Great White Spot hovers off the coast. But how is it all interconnected? And what does it have to do with a time-traveling serf and a secret society whose motto is "Walk away?"

"Linguistic gymnastics abound... Vigorito demonstrates once again that he's a wild stylist... startlingly original... an entertaining anarchist..." --The Chicago Sun-Times

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 04, 2008 – Fans of Vigorito s originally self-published 2007 cult hit Just a Couple of Days will have a ball with this hyperactive, zany novel. Twenty-year-old drifter Diablo spies on Bridget Snapdragon, the pagan wife of a Normal, Ill., actuary, skinny dipping in her backyard creek. He is soon arrested, and while in jail, flips a playing card onto the back of a bee, setting in motion an atmospheric disturbance that begets the storm of the century. Meanwhile, a select group of misfits are unknowingly thrown into the storm s path. There s J.J. Speed, a priest turned special agent after becoming insane from celibacy ; Elizabeth Wildhack, Bridget s stripper daughter; Billy Pronto, a man who speaks in terms of the here and now only; and Clovis, a ninth-century serf, who, with the aid of gnomes, time-travels to Normal. Vigorito has no trouble stringing together words and writes goofball fiction as well as anyone, but the book s time shifts, innumerable eccentricities, chaotic narrative and 400 pages are enough to wear a reader out.

Customer Reviews

Gluttonous in the best possible way

Like Tom Robbins before him, but perhaps with a more pressing need to exclaim his themes, Vigorrito paints with words, using large clumps of oily pastels to color vivid scenes in primal hues. If you love words, Tony positively thrills in them. His use of language is like a song that you want to hear over and over again. I haven't loved reading anything so much since, and sorry for the second comparison, Jitterbug Perfume. An absolute delight.

Nine Kinds of Naked
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  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Oct 06, 2008
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Seller: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Print Length: 416 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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