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Javascotia By Benjamin Obler

Javascotia
by Benjamin Obler

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Melvin Podgorski is young, naive, American - and a coffee fanatic. It's this passion that leads him from his native Chicago to 1990s Glasgow to scout out the prospects for a US coffee franchise.
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Javascotia by Benjamin Obler

Melvin Podgorski is young, naive, American - and a coffee fanatic. It's this passion that leads him from his native Chicago to 1990s Glasgow to scout out the prospects for a US coffee franchise. Looking for an escape from his suffocatingly suburban parents and the tangled wreckage of a divorce, he finds himself floundering in an alien land of Glaswegian dialect and radical student politics. As he becomes increasingly entangled with one particularly charming local and her militant ex-boyfriend, his efforts to keep the past and the present separate are put to the test, and soon his old life in Chicago and his recently found freedom in Glasgow are set for an emotional and catastrophic collision ...Imbued with dark, mournful notes, dashes of warm humour and the bittersweet tang of learning the hard way, Javascotia combines a feel-good flavour with a deep substance.

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About Benjamin Obler


Benjamin Obler is originally from St Paul, Minnesota but has also spent time in Glasgow, where he studied creative writing. He now lives and writes in Minneapolis. Javascotia is his first novel.

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GOR001078350
Javascotia by Benjamin Obler
Benjamin Obler
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2009-03-26
448
0241144302
9780241144305
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