RIP VAN WINKLE MEETS THE SIXTIES (AND FEMINISM)IN A HILARIOUS RETELLING OF WASHINGTON IRVING'S VENERABLE TALEImagine Washington Irving sitting down for a friendly drink and spinning yarns with Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon, and you'll get an idea of the flavor of Rip, Nicholas DiGiovanni's satirical retelling of Irving's venerable story about ne'er-do-well Rip van Winkle.DiGiovanni brings Rip v...
Paperback: 148 pages
Publisher: Black Angel Press (November 1, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
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“I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. DiGiovanni's "modern" day retelling of Rip van Winkle. The cast of "ne'er-do-well characters and the setting of the story are, to me, Steinbeck-like in the way the characters come alive on each page. Funny and sad - a real pa...”
n Winkle into the Sixties, finds him gainful employment as a toll-taker on the Tappan Zee Bridge, and makes his long suffering wife a charter member in the feminist movement just starting to sweep the country.There's a lot more packed into this story, but you'll just have to read it for yourself. Suffice to say that once you're done, you'll understand why novelist Christian Bauman (In Hoboken, The Ice Beneath You) calls DiGiovanni "a master storyteller."This handsomely produced Black Angel Press edition includes the full text of Washington Irving's original tale, giving readers the chance to savor two great storytellers at once.