Nature Girl

Nature Girl

eBook - 2006
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Honey Santana--impassioned, willful, possibly bipolar, self-proclaimed "queen of lost causes"--has a scheme to help rid the world of irresponsibility, indifference, and dinnertime sales calls. She's taking rude, gullible Relentless, Inc., telemarketer Boyd Shreave and his less-than-enthusiastic mistress, Eugenie--the fifteen-minute-famous girlfriend of a tabloid murderer--into the wilderness of Florida's Ten Thousand Islands for a gentle lesson in civility. What she doesn't know is that she's being followed by her Honey-obsessed former employer, Piejack (whose mismatched fingers are proof that sexual harassment in the workplace is a bad idea). And he doesn't know he's being followed by Honey's still-smitten former drug-running ex-husband, Perry, and their wise-and-protective-way-beyond-his-years twelve-year-old-son, Fry. And when they all pull up on Dismal Key, they don't know they're intruding on Sammy Tigertail, a half white-half Seminole failed alligator wrestler, trying like hell to be a hermit despite the Florida State coed who's dying to be his hostage . . .

Will Honey be able to make a mensch of a "greedhead"? Will Fry be able to protect her from Piejack--and herself? Will Sammy achieve his true Seminole self? Will Eugenie ever get to the beach? Will the Everglades survive the wild humans? All the answers are revealed in the delectably outrageous mayhem that propels this novel to its Hiaasen-of-the-highest-order climax.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Carl Hiaasen's Bad Monkey .
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2006.
ISBN: 9780307266590
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jun 29, 2018

Don't expect high literature, but it is well written.

Fun, sharp and great current social commentary. And while you're at it, learn something about the Seminole Indians in Florida.

Fun, fast and a great beach read.

Mar 15, 2015

Consistent hilarious Carl Hiassen. . Not earth-shaking literature, but a good beach read. There is a nice environmental undercurrent in all his books. Very Florida.

darSLC Mar 21, 2012

I really thought this was terrible. It was my first Carl Hiaasen (for a book club) and I would not recommend him as a fiction writer. Just my 2C. Not for me.

Feb 15, 2011

Nature Girl ---- by Carl Hiaasen c - 2006 Good Story! ----- Will post later ---- Enjoy ---- RichardPaul

Nov 04, 2007

I love this author.

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