On the road to Mandalay. . .Oi ah, er. . .,” He paused, putting his hand through his hair; eyes tearing. “Oh! Ship me somewheres east of Suez, where the best is like the worst, Where there aren't no Ten Commandments an' a man can raise ...
Author: Lynn Meyers
[Buy this book now only at the iUniverse.com bookstore. Order from bookstores everywhere in 4-6 weeks!] The Hungry Bachelors Club is a novel that takes place in Atlanta, Georgia. Jethro, an anthropology professor consumed with saving classic Cadillacs, and his rebellious sidekick, Marlon, meet ex-con Moses Grady living in a 1956 Sedan. Meanwhile Jethro's overworked sister, Delmar, across town, is throwing together a dinner party with her friend Hortense who is trying to lure her noncommital hungry bachelor lawyer boyfriend Stanley into marriage. Stanley, on the sly, suggests to Delmar that she become a surrogate mother for his boss for big bucks, then he'll be made partner. The characters at the table keep coming and going : Delmar's senile mother, who plays stride blues piano, her tempestuous son, a rich old man found at a supermarket and one elderly matron who drops dead after the second course. Enter Jethro to say the Mayan last rites before, “she is pumped with chemicals for marketing purposes.” The Hungry Bachelors Club may have food, sex, Indians, the Blues, and characters who are struggling to see the difference between substance and style, obligation and necessity, but most of all, tolerance, which prevails through affirming and loving relationships. The Hungry Bachelors Club was made into a feature film, released November, 1999, directed by Gregory Ruzzin, starring Bill Nunn as Moses Grady and Jorja Fox as Delmar.