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loyalsister Feb 2013 OP
HubertHeaver Feb 2013 #1
loyalsister Feb 2013 #5
HubertHeaver Feb 2013 #6
digonswine Feb 2013 #2
abelenkpe Feb 2013 #3
kwassa Feb 2013 #4
PufPuf23 Feb 2013 #8
Le Taz Hot Feb 2013 #9
PufPuf23 Feb 2013 #7

Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:48 PM

1. No.

But then I am at a total loss as to what you are referring.

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Response to HubertHeaver (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 10:00 PM

5. Here...

There are several plots entangled in the book. In one, an Arab and a Jew co-own a restaurant the sits across the street from the UN building in NYC. The restaurant eventually attracts a large crowd regulars- mostly men. They eventually hire a belly dancer who the men essentially worship. They learn that there is a dance (the Dance of The Seven Veils) that is more "revealing" than her standard repertoire. After months of begging, she finally agrees to do the dance. But, at one specific time on a single specific date. It turns out to be super bowl Sunday at kick off.

So, there is an explosive controversy and conflict over what they will watch. They ultimately come to an agreement to build a divider and have both available.

Sex and violence as American values. The irony in the novel is that the restaurant owners are both peace loving men from a war torn region observing American men tearing each other apart over fear of missing an afternoon of violence or watching a "stripper" (it turned out not to be as superficial as they hoped).

See?

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Response to loyalsister (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:05 AM

6. Thanks.

I had never heard of the book.

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:02 PM

2. No, but-

I just began Jitterbug Perfume by him last night. And the reason I noticed it at Goodwill is due a member here with that name. Weird.

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:26 PM

3. No but

I do remember that book. Been quite a while since reading it though.

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:25 PM

4. I connect your OP the original song the title came from, by Joe Tex.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:20 AM

8. Hot. Did not know the song. Thanks.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:19 AM

9. LOL!

That's the only reference in which I'm familiar. That song was funnier than shit back in the day.

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Response to loyalsister (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:15 AM

7. Did not, but Tom Robbins is delightful to read. nt.

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