Puff: A Novel

Harper Collins, 2005 M02 1 - 288 páginas

Meet John Gullivan, age thirteen, obsessed with the moles that dot most of his body. Meet his brother Gully, who can't stop laughing at them. Now meet the brothers ten years later, in the middle of the most ferocious blizzard anyone can remember. Set in an Irish working-class suburb of Boston in the 1960s and 1970s, Puff centers on a quest as the soon-to-be-orphaned brothers, posing as rescue personnel, attempt to steer their dilapidated van through insurmountable snow, all to score a bag of pot.

Trapped in their own ruse and forced to act the part of the saviors they are pretending to be, the brothers run into an endless stream of foes and obstacles: the cops, their childhood priest, a knife-wielding maniac, and the ill all stand in the way of their elusive high. A raucous caper, Puff is as hilarious as it is heartfelt and will resonate with old and young alike.


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Crítica de los usuarios  - hayduke - LibraryThing

Puff takes place on the night of a severe blizzard in Boston during the 1970s. John and Gully Sullivan masquerade as Red Cross rescue personnel in order to maneuver around the city, trying to score a ... Leer comentario completo


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A funny, well-crafted debut tale of sin, redemption, religious yearning, yearning of every other kind, and righteous bud.In a hero quest to do Joseph Campbell proud, Irish-American twentysomething ... Leer comentario completo


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Página 190 - And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse ; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Página 190 - Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple : and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters : and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
Página 190 - These are they, which come out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Página 213 - I looked at my brother and he looked at me and we both dropped our papers and went close to Ma's discolored cheeks. A barely audible breath. A moment later, another. Another moment. And nothing. Nothing. Nothing. "What do you think?
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Página 142 - I opened the door a crack and peered down the corridor. I saw the flashlights drawing closer, heard the shouts, might have heard: "THERE THEY ARE!

Acerca del autor (2005)

Bob Flaherty was born and raised in Boston and its surrounding towns and now lives in Western Massacusetts with his wife Annemarie, with whom he operates a birthday party business. They have 3 sons. Bob has, at various times, been an actor, a director, a cartoonist, a sportscaster, a talk show host, a tour guide, a storyteller, a disabled bus driver, a master of ceremonies, a hanger of gutters, a singer of national anthems and a baseball coach.

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