0446521582 1st edition, later printing. Good, hardcover binding with dust jacket. Light to moderate wear to corners and edges, clean text, may contain previous owner?s signature, remainder mark, sticker/residue, or other minor aesthetic flaws. Please inquire for additional details. Last Word Books & Press is an Infamous Independent Bookstore and Print Shop located in Olympia, Washington.
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The roadside cafe was supposed to be called "The Honk and Holler", but the signmaker misunderstood owner Carney's directions and produced six-hundred dollars' worth of bright neon proclaiming "The Honk and Holler Opening Soon". Carney let it stand, and from the moment he opened his restaurant after returning from Vietnam in a wheelchair, he never ventured off the premises. Then Vena Takes Horse, a young, vibrant woman carrying a three-legged dog, enters not only Carney's cafe, but the lives of the regulars, and, eventually, Carney's heart. Tough, tender, gritty, and moving, this extraordinary story immerses thereader in a world of beautifully drawn, poignantly flawed characters who seek love and connection with each other.