By Richard Powell
— Richmond Times-Dispatch
“One of the main affable stories of liberty with out license that has seemed because you Can’t Take It With You. ... a great, knockabout extravaganza. ... Mr. Powell achieves the most unlikely occasionally. The very unlikely, that's, in stimulating our prepared experience of disbelief. ... an amazing feat.”
—The ny Times
The novel that would were referred to as “ Piney, pass Home!” offers a fast paced tale, a great solid of characters, and dozens of memorable, laugh-out-loud moments. This fiftieth anniversary variation restores Richard Powell’s ny instances bestseller and features a formerly unpublished preface by means of the author.
Pioneer, pass domestic! ranks one of the such a lot enjoyable of Powell’s 19 released novels. initially published by way of Scribner’s in 1959, it used to be the fast follow-up to the author’s best-known novel, The Philadelphian. Like its predecessor, “Pioneer” bought rave studies, spent weeks at the bestseller lists, and used to be made right into a renowned motion picture (1962’s “Follow That Dream” starring Elvis Presley). The similarities finish there, for with the recent novel Powell selected satirical comedy over excessive drama—with usually sidesplitting results.
Pioneer, pass domestic! is a hot and witty story of little guy as opposed to “Big Gummint.” Powell relates the adventures of the Kwimpers—a motley extended family of latest Jersey Pineys who holiday down at the aspect of a southern road venture and choose to assert squatter’s rights. name them “hicks” or “bumpkins” if you happen to like, yet those Kwimpers are significantly extra imaginative than most parents provide them credits for—and ten instances as obdurate! whilst the govt. orders them to vacate, Pop Kwimper will get his dander up and the die is solid. Hilarity ensues because the kin defends its abode opposed to an onslaught of conniving bureaucrats, mom Nature, and the mob.
You can’t support yet cheer for the heroic Kwimpers as they thumb their noses on the specialists, fight to get a enterprise going, withstand gun-happy gamblers, and tangle with a cunning social employee over custody of twins Eddy and Teddy. intervening time, younger Toby Kwimper and the family’s without end ingenious “babysitter,” Holly Jones, locate the time to fall in love—though it takes Toby it slow to gain that Holly is “real growed up.” Fish and fishing are ordinary topics in lots of of Richard Powell’s novels, and there’s lots of either to move round in Pioneer, pass Home!
“The ebook has laughs from the 1st web page correct on via to the end.”
—San Antonio convey News
“Powell brings to the funny novel anything that's usually missing in all too many ‘funny’ stories—a few reliable abdominal laughs. ... lengthy stay the Kwimpers!”
— New Orleans instances Picayune
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