I received this slim novel from Roger and was immediately amused by the cover. I had no idea what I was getting into when I opened to the first page. I was most pleasantly surprised. The flowing descriptive phrasing in the novel is very pleasing, easily absorbed and gives you a very detailed mind-view of what's occurring in the scenes.
It's a wild ride of a book about three young men, already set in their way of life with no intention to change coming up against the most unexpected of adversaries - a Saudi Prince who wants their land. He's willing to handle things in the usual way, but when they boys push back, they don't quite realize what pot they're stirring.
Set on the swampy edges of South Carolina, this is a great coming of age novel that gives you clear vision of the events through lively word play. A pleasing read.
Publisher: River's Edge Media
It’s the last of the free and wild days and Yancey, Grayson and Little Rip lay claim to a scrubby little island along a deserted stretch of beach. They hunt and fish and roam the woods but the world comes hammering at their cabin door. Prince Faisal, heir to the Saudi throne, is looking for a secure anchorage for his sea-going yacht and the boys’ fish camp is square in the way of a fat real estate deal. The boys will not back down, and after parties unknown torch their camp, they plot an unlikely but deadly revenge, the assassination of a Saudi royal.
The Mullet Manifesto is a cry for the wild places, on the earth and in the heart. It is dirge for a time forever lost, a time we need now more than ever.
Roger Pinckney was born and raised in the South Carolina Lowcountry, educated at the University of South Carolina and the Iowa Writer's Workshop. He took off to Alaska at a tender age, but never made it. Stranded on a chilly road- side in Northern Minnesota, Pinckney bought land, took up with a long string of Norwegian girls, raised, horse, cattle, babies, learned to dynamite stumps, cook maple syrup, and drive sled dogs. He taught school, wrote grants and newspaper features, and preached the Gospel in a little country church. His children grown and scattered, a marriage hard aground, Pinckney came back to the Lowcountry. He lives on Daufuskie Island, the last sparsely settled place on the South Carolina coast, where he works to preserve land and culture. He is Senior Editor for Sporting Classics Magazine and a contributor to Gray's Sporting Journal, where excerpts from The Mullet Manifesto (his 4th novel) have previously appeared.