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Fan Man William Kotzwinkle

Fan Man

William Kotzwinkle

Published
ISBN : 9782916589220
Hardcover
175 pages
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 About the Book 

The Fan Man is a comic novel published in 1974 by the American writer William Kotzwinkle. Its told in the 1st-person by the narrator, Horse Badorties, a down-at-the-heels hippie living a life of drug-fueled befuddlement in New York City c. 1970. TheMoreThe Fan Man is a comic novel published in 1974 by the American writer William Kotzwinkle. Its told in the 1st-person by the narrator, Horse Badorties, a down-at-the-heels hippie living a life of drug-fueled befuddlement in New York City c. 1970. The book is written in a colorful, vernacular hippie-speak & tells the story of the main characters hapless attempts to put together a benefit concert featuring his own hand-picked choir of 15-year-old girls.Horse is a somewhat tragic, tho historically humorous, character with echoes of other famous characters in popular culture such as Reverend Jim Ignatowski of Taxi fame. In his inability to follow anything thru to completion he displays symptoms of attention-deficit disorder tho this could equally be drug-induced. His defining characteristic is his joy in renting or commandeering apartments which he fills with street-scavenged junk articles until full to bursting he moves on to his next pad. The name fan man is a reference to another of his traits- the collecting of fans of all shapes & sizes.