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The flamingo rising

by Larry Baker

  • 389 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Ballantine Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Young men -- Florida -- Fiction.,
  • Jacksonville (Fla.) -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLarry Baker
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3552.A43145 F57 1998
    The Physical Object
    Pagination309 p. ;
    Number of Pages309
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24207261M
    ISBN 100345427025
    ISBN 109780345427021
    LC Control Number98096095
    OCLC/WorldCa39670469

      Larry Baker's "The Flamingo Rising" provides a remarkably insightful look into a time period often characterized as "dull." His characters resonate with deft depictions of memorable individuals. You will identify with the eccentrics who populate this entertaining novel, and you will eagerly anticipate the publication of his second novel.5/5(5). A rapidly becoming obscure mid-list writer, whose first novel, FLAMINGO RISING, was a Hallmark movie and whose second, ATHENS/AMERICA, is now invisible and unattainable. My new book, A GOOD MAN, is about drunk radio talk show hosts, food, politics, and the possible Second Coming/5.

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The Flamingo Rising is one of those books that stays with you long after you have finished reading. I was totally enthralled with all the characters. I felt like I belonged in the family. I grew up during that time period, and almost every event, thought, feeling resonated with me.

It's truly a delightful read/5(31). Published inthis book was given to me by a friend. Reminiscent in more than location, of the more recent book by Laura Lee Smith, Heart of Palm, The Flamingo Rising is set on the Atlantic Coast near St. Augustine. The action in this book centers on the story of a family that owns and runs a drive in movie theater located on the beach/5.

These are the The flamingo rising book ingredients of Larry Baker's ambitious and original first novel, The Flamingo Rising, which combines a Flannery O'Connor-esque preoccupation with religious faith with the chatty narrative ease of Eudora Welty. The result is an alternately hilarious and heartbreaking tale that delivers a wholly original take on the classic bildungsroman/5(6).

The Flamingo Rising NPR coverage of The Flamingo Rising by Larry Baker. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. The Flamingo Rising. This coming-of-age story set in Jacksonville, Fla., in the s resonates with good humor, adolescent lust, complex love, and heartrending loss.

The Flamingo Rising is one of those books that stays with you long after you have finished reading. I was totally enthralled with all the characters. I felt like I belonged in the family. I grew up during that time period, and almost every event, thought, feeling resonated with me.

It's truly a delightful read/5(30). The flamingo rising by Baker, Larry. Publication date Topics Young men Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English "Ballantine reader's circle"--Cover This edition, originally published by Knopf, c, includes a reader's guide by the author Internet Archive Books.

American Libraries. Uploaded Pages: The Flamingo Rising, a Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation, is a funny and poignant tale of laughter, love, and, ultimately, forgiveness. The narrator, Abraham Lee, is a young Korean boy adopted and brought to America along with his sister Louise by war veteran Hubert T.

Lee (Brian Benben)/5(6). A best-selling Florida novel, THE FLAMINGO RISING, was a Hallmark movie and also on the American Library Association "Banned Books" list. Author Larry Baker discusses the contradictions and, with Followers: The Flamingo Rising is a dramatic film in the Hallmark Hall of Fame released on television inand based on the novel The Flamingo Rising written by Larry Baker in The movie stars Christopher Larkin, William Hurt, Elizabeth McGovern, and Brian by: David Newman.

The Flamingo Rising by Larry Baker About the Book In this touching, hilarious novel of the heart and mind, of dreams and memory, of desire and first love, Abe Lee comes of age in the s, living with his unforgettable family at the Flamingo Drive-In Theatre on a scrubby patch of coast between Jacksonville and St.

Augustine, Florida. Flamingo Rising tells the story of the feuding Lee and West families in the s. Turner West has built his funeral home overlooking the Atlantic ocean. Not long after, Hubert Lee builds his lifelong dream -- the world's largest drive-in theatre, an icon of life, happiness and merriment -- /5.

Directed by Martha Coolidge. With William Hurt, Elizabeth McGovern, Brian Benben, Angela Bettis. When Hubert Lee decides to open the world's largest drive-in movie theater across the street from a funeral parlor, a feud erupts between Lee and Turner Knight, the owner of the funeral home.

As Lee's many promotional ideas become more and more outrageous, he continues to enrage Knight /10(9). The Flamingo Rising by Larry Baker In this touching, hilarious novel of the heart and mind, of dreams and memory, of desire and first love, Abe Lee comes of age in the s, living with his unforgettable family at the Flamingo Drive-In Theatre on a scrubby patch of.

The words of the story were a complete distortion of reality, but the pictures did not lie. The Flamingo was a wonder of the world in If anyone tried to do the same thing today, he would be flailed by every environmental group and harassed by every government agency charged with.

The Flamingo Rising Larry Baker, Author Alfred A. Knopf $24 (p) ISBN Buy this book A crazed dachshund-terrier is kept alone in a tower. the Flamingo is featured in Life. Give newcomer Baker points for audacity: He sets out to write a novel that's a highly original coming-of-age tale, a story of warring families, a mediation on the complex nature of familial affection, and a tale of matricide&#;among other things.

And, in at least some of his intentions, he succeeds. Abraham Issac Lee, the son of a turbulent, wealthy, deeply eccentric southerner, is looking. Excerpts from reviews of Larry Baker's The Flamingo Rising "A first novel that dares mix the Icarus, Oedipus and Earhart myths, risks a Romeo and Juliet update, plunders Dante, references the Bible, rewrites movie history and inside-outs the American past.

Yet Baker's book is far from pretentious. It's one of the more endearingly adept debuts to come. Based on the novel by Larry Baker, this bittersweet comedy-drama focuses on Hubert T.

Lee (Brian Benben), an eccentric man with big dreams, who, along with his wife Edna (Elizabeth McGovern) and Produce Company: Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, Inc. A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy.

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