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FLIGHT OF THE SPUMONIS
What drives a 13-year-old trapeze artist to run away from the circus? Marco Spolini seeks freedom from an overbearing father, critical stepmother and smothering uncle. Accompanied by a 15-year-old multiracial street kid named Jimmy Q and hunted by a relentless, one-eyed female private eye, Marco undertakes a journey of discovery. Traveling from New York to Los Angeles, he crosses a 1980 America beset by economic and political frustration.
A Huckleberry Finn for our time, Flight of the Spumonis offers a satiric, moving look at an America in transition and the timeless human quest for community.
DAVID’S OTHER BOOKS
The Boy Walker: Brute, a cantankerous, learned English Bulldog, narrates the tale of a father and adult son floundering at the intersection of tragedy and stand-up comedy. Read more.
San Café: Enter the Central American nation of San Cristo where revolution threatens an audacious scheme by the world’s biggest coffee retailer and illusion trumps reality. Read more.
Slick!: Laugh—and cry—about treachery, betrayal and hypocrisy in a Persian Gulf sultanate built on quicksand. Kirkus Reviews pick, Top 25 Indie Books of 2012. Read more.
God’s Others (nonfiction): Discover non-Israelites’ encounters with God in the Hebrew Bible and what they reveal about today’s bitter religious struggles. Read more.