Don't Stop the Carnival: A Novel

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Don't Stop the Carnival: A Novel

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The "compulsively and clock-racingly readable" novel (New York Times Book Review) that captures the comedy and tragedy of island life and inspired a Jimmy Buffett musical.
It's every parrothead's dream: to leave behind the rat race of the workaday world and start life all over again amidst the cool breezes, sun-drenched colors, and rum-laced drinks of a tropical paradise.

It's the story of Norman Paperman, a New York City press agent who, facing the onset of middle age, runs away to a Caribbean island to reinvent himself as a hotel keeper. (Hilarity and disaster -- of a sort peculiar to the tropics -- ensue.)

It's the novel in which the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of such acclaimed and bestselling novels as The Caine Mutiny and War and Remembrance draws on his own experience (Wouk and his family lived for seven years on an island in the sun) to tell a story at once brilliantly comic and deeply moving.

ISBN: 9780316955126

ISBN-10: 9780316955126

Publisher: Back Bay Books

Publication Date: 05/15/1992 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/15/1992 - 12:00am

Pages: 416

Language: English


Fiction / Literary

Fiction / Humorous

Fiction / Jewish

Fiction / Satire