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The Backside of Nowhere
Alec Clayton's novel of
life and love on the bayou is generating hurricane
conditions on the steamy Mississippi Gulf Coast!
The Backside of Nowhere is a
drama of family conflict set in a fictional town near the
Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Popular movie star David
Lawrence has not spoken to his father in more than twenty
years. When the old man has a heart attack while driving
drunk and careens off the top of a parking garage, David
leaves his girl friend and frequent co-star Jasmine Jones
to go home to the little bayou town of Freedom to be with
his family while the old man hovers near death. While
there, he falls in love with his old high school
sweetheart, confronts a lifelong enemy (the local
sheriff), and discovers that his beautiful adopted sister,
Melissa, is not who he thinks she is.
is heading toward Freedom and David’s obstinate old man,
practically on his death bed, decides to throw a hurricane
party and ride out the storm with friends. When the storm
hits the Lawrence house is swept off its foundation and
washed down the bayou with everyone trapped inside. It
comes to rest against a pile of debris. Water fills the
lower floor. David’s father and Melissa are trapped
underwater, and it is David and his old enemy the sheriff
who must save them, which they do -- barely. Afterwards
they are all trapped in the house, and while confined
together they confront each other with old hurts and
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Nowhere from your favorite bookstore or
Trade paper $12.00
Kindle edition $9.99
Publication year: 2009
"... his best novel so far, and is a rollicking good
read. It contains Hollywood pop gossip as well as downhome
humor and veers from the ridiculous to the sublime, with
strong characters and important social issues all subsumed
into the plot. If you liked Clayton's other novels you should
grab this one immediately. It's not just good but fun." - Larry
Johnson, author of Veins
"I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo impressed. I read and reread
sections just poring over the word pictures."
Margaret Ward, author of
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