Surrounded On Three Sides
  • Surrounded On Three Sides
  • Surrounded On Three Sides
ISBN: 0813017106
EAN13: 9780813017105
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 6, 1999
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 0.68" H x 7.72" L x 5.24" W
Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

A jaunty, outstandingly human, and highly successful satire on the habits and ways of professional promoters, on 'progress' in Florida. . . and a lot of other things.--Chicago Tribune

A delightful discovery for the general reader of Florida fiction.--Les Standiford

--from the book

That crazy bastard is famous If he moves here--wherever he moves--it will be news. It will be on every wire service. It will be in every column. And just what will be the first public reaction? . . .
My god, Paul said, You're right.
Paul, do you know how a resort area starts?
A stricken Paul Higgins sat up and stared, hearing the shiny bulldozer.

Escaping the cold, frantic world of New York public relations, Paul Higgins moves his family to rustic, undeveloped southwest Florida, where peace and quiet are assured. That is, until a celebrated author moves into the neighborhood and Higgins devises the hard unsell, a series of ingenious and hilarious public relations efforts to discourage people from moving to Flat City and to scare off tourists, investors, and developers in the process.
Keasler's 1958 novel is remarkable both for its humor and for its early portrayal of the dilemma of Florida growth, a theme later explored in depth by John D. MacDonald and elevated to satirical heights in Carl Hiaasen's Tourist Season. Between the land Read More chevron_right

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