The Flamingo Rising

Larry Baker
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This sweeping nostalgic tale of the Lee family, who run the Flamingo, the world's largest drive-in movie theatre, captures the magic and myths of growing up in America in the 1960s. Nothing infringes on the idyllic world of Hubert Lee, a grand patriarchal figure who dreams of bringing life to a beachfront plot of Florida land. His grandiose aspirations meet their nemesis in Turner West, who runs the funeral home next door and is eternally saddened by the death of his wife during the birth of his beautiful daughter Grace. With an assembled cast of quirky, eclectic and oddball characters, a modern tragi-comic Montague/Capulet story grows out of the two men's conflicts and the blossoming attraction between Grace and Abraham, Hubert's adopted Korean son. With unforgettable set pieces, warm and rich characters, and heart-wrenching narrative, THE FLAMINGO RISING marks the debut of a major new storyteller in a novel about the power of love, the need for faith and the persistence of memory. show more
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • 15 Jan 1998
  • B06
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This sweeping nostalgic tale of the Lee family, who run the Flamingo, the world's largest drive-in movie theatre, captures the magic and myths of growing up in America in the 1960s. Nothing infringes on the idyllic world of Hubert Lee, a grand patriarchal figure who dreams of bringing life to a beachfront plot of Florida land. His grandiose aspirations meet their nemesis in Turner West, who runs the funeral home next door and is eternally saddened by the death of his wife during the birth of his beautiful daughter Grace. With an assembled cast of quirky, eclectic and oddball characters, a modern tragi-comic Montague/Capulet story grows out of the two men's conflicts and the blossoming attraction between Grace and Abraham, Hubert's adopted Korean son. With unforgettable set pieces, warm and rich characters, and heart-wrenching narrative, THE FLAMINGO RISING marks the debut of a major new storyteller in a novel about the power of love, the need for faith and the persistence of memory. show more
Vendor: 

Larry Baker

Publisher: 

Little, Brown & Company

Published Date: 

15 Jan 1998

Location: 

B06

SKU: 

9780316643634