The Return of Jackie Belfast Warren Penn

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Published: June 16th 2012

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140 pages


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The Return of Jackie Belfast  by  Warren Penn

The Return of Jackie Belfast by Warren Penn
June 16th 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 140 pages | ISBN: | 6.29 Mb

In Jackie Belfast, Warren Penn has created an irresistible protagonist – a roguish angel who exemplifies his place and era yet grasps and challenges the worlds beyond them. And not since Tommy Thompson has any writer nailed Houston this well.

PennMoreIn Jackie Belfast, Warren Penn has created an irresistible protagonist – a roguish angel who exemplifies his place and era yet grasps and challenges the worlds beyond them. And not since Tommy Thompson has any writer nailed Houston this well. Penn brings us Houston at the end of the big petro-boom, weaving the city’s colorful fabric of rich and poor, ambitious and corrupt, with a sense of place that reminds me of what Raymond Chandler did for the L.A. of the thirties.---Sandy Sheehy, author of Texas Big RichCharacters were real people. A real place — I got a vivid sense of Houston, oil boom Chinatown hell.

A story that careened along and went somewhere. Shockingly unexpected ending, and quite moving. Writing was funny in many places. Dialogue was very good, and quite effective in advancing the story.---Lance Williams, co-author of the best-selling Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and theSteroids Scandal that Rocked Professional SportsNO MATTER WHAT THE REPUBLICANS SAY, former White House counselor Jackie Belfast did not come back to Houston just to prosecute poor, pathetic Constable Bailey “Bingo” Satwell for his many corruptions, diverting though they might be.

And Jack certainly had no specific plans to link Bingo with a vice president of the United States. Of course, after enough Bombay gin or red wine, Jackie may have threatened, now and again, to use Bingo to lay George Bush pere low in some complex and entertaining manner. But it’s absurd to think he would actually have carried out the threat, because Jackie Belfast was once a genuine Texas political golden boy, and if you have ever been one of those, you know it is unwise to act when threats might do, and artistically unsatisfying to threaten, when the threat of a threat can serve.In The Return of Jackie Belfast (or Unconfirmed Reports from the Alleged Hometown of an Invisible President-in-Waiting), John F.

“Jackie” Belfast comes home in search of a new start and a normal life. Instead, he finds a meaningful quest (if the artful public dismemberment of a deserving public official can be, as Jackie ardently believed, meaningful) and overwhelming joy, in the form of Angela, the pre-adolescent daughter who until then had known him primarily as an occasional voice on the phone.

With Angela as disciple-in-the-background, Jackie tortures Bingo relentlessly for all the right reasons, enrages Republicans and humorless Democrats across the land, brings hope to the Broader Group of Smart People Who Just Can’t Believe What’s Going on Around Here, and helps an extremely uncomfortable first-person narrator learn that life is an art form, the proper practice of which can lead to something that people who don’t live in Texas often call enlightenment.Though not a traditional political novel – among other things, it includes a series of “reports,” or post-modern fables, that bear in sidewise fashion on the Belfast saga – The Return of Jackie Belfast inhabits a world that spawned two of the last four U.S.

presidents. It is a world littered with characters who know they’re characters, instant legend, and legendary instances that probably never occurred.



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