The Rum and the Fury

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Ty is a student at a socially active college who finds himself at loose ends after being arrested at a protest. Kicked out of his campus housing and needing money, he takes a job hunting down an old school friend who’s gotten involved with an eco-activist group called Operation Detach. Ty gets some direction and heads to find Brad in the Florida Keys. Ty’s disillusionment with his life grows as he heads further south and into the Keys.

The promise of The Rum and the Fury is in the cast of characters introduced throughout the story. They are colorful, entertaining, and carry the story along. While Ty works his way around the Keys, he also has to deal with a hurricane headed for landfall. The novel is reminiscent of Carl Hiaasen’s books, though with a more conservative bent. The political commentary is not overwhelming, but weaved around. A well written story, realistic dialog, and memorable characters.

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Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 382 pages
Publisher Karl Runft
Publish Date 01-Apr-2014
ISBN 9780991421701 Buy this Book
Issue December 2014
Category Modern Literature


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