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StatusHold Shelf
TitleThe last taxi driver / Lee Durkee.
AuthorDurkee, Lee, author.
CollectionAdult Fiction
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Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781947793392
International Standard Book Number 194779339X
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 813/.54 23
Personal Name Durkee, Lee, author.
Title Statement The last taxi driver / Lee Durkee.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, [2020]
Physical Description 229 pages ; 23 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Summary, Etc. "The Last Taxi Driver is a darkly comic novel about a day in the life of an exhausted, middle-aged hackie about to lose his job to Uber, his girlfriend to lethargy, and his ability to stand upright to chronic back spasms. Lou-a lapsed novelist and UFO enthusiast who has returned to his home state of Mississippi after decades away-drives for a ramshackle taxi company that operates on the outskirts of a college town among the trailer parks and housing projects. With Lou's way of life fast vanishing, an ex-dispatcher resurfaces in town on the lam, triggering a bedlam shift which will test Lou's sanity and perhaps cost him his life. Against this backdrop, Lou has to keep driving, and driving-even if that means aiding and abetting the host of criminal misfits haunting the back seat of his Town Car. Written by a former cabbie, The Last Taxi Driver careens through the highways and backroads of North Mississippi as Lou becomes increasingly somnambulant and his fares increasingly eccentric. Equal parts Bukowski and Portis, Durkee's novel is an homage to a dying American industry"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Man-woman relationships Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term City and town life Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Middle-aged men Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Taxicab drivers Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Humorous fiction. lcgft.
Location FIC DUR 31662001633429

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