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The Adventures of Joe Marlboro
by John Allison

Subject: Contemporary Literature
Publisher: Argo (Czech Republic)

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first edition paperback, 70pp, ISBN 8085794373, 1995 N/A out of print

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Follow Nike-clad, BBC-listening, Gap-T-shirt-wearing, Fruits-de-France-shopping cowboy Joe Marlboro through Prague in his quest to find a land without feminists. Along the way you'll also meet his high-school friend Stephanie, living the prototypical yuppie expat life with all its trappings. In chronicling Joe's trials and tribulations, Allison manages to describe in thirty pages what many expat novellists fail to achieve in 300 – a slice of life from the free-wheeling post-Revolution days. Originally serialised in Prognosis, this story is already a classic parody of the American expatriate community in Prague, and was written by Allison "to participate in the cliché that Prague was swarming with aspiring American novelists." This new paperback edition features English and Czech versions presented together in an upside-down-and-back-to-back format.