Jeff Stankyas career is dead. Heas tossed out of his office by Gunny, an ex-Marine security guard. His wife Sheila, loves Atlanta, but Jeff canat stay. After his Boston interview, Sheila is gone with their life savings, and her lover. Black-balled in his field, he gives away his house, and points his BMW toward Key West. He is car-jacked in Valdosta, Georgia, robbed, and beaten into temporary amnesia. Escaping the care of a gay Valdosta doctor, he does manual labor, until his memory returns. He continues south to Orlando. He meets Joshua, a zealot hauling an eight-foot wooden cross to Elvisas grave. Taking Joshuaas trailer-park handyman job, he romances the parkas divorcee owner. Later, he rescues an elderly Greek woman from a mugger. Heas adopted by the Mafia-type Greek family. Although fearing her three brothers, he falls in love with the virginal daughter. Sheila returns with a new lover to hunt down Jeff for more cash. Gunny learns that Jeff killed his brother. He attacks, and rapes Sheila. She plans revenge on Gunny, and hunts down Jeff. Gunny follows, feeling Jeff must die. Blood will flow. Jeff would run, but learns he is soon to be a father.Escaping the care of a gay Valdosta doctor, he does manual labor, until his memory returns. ... Taking Joshuaa#39;s trailer-park handyman job, he romances the parka#39;s divorcee owner. Later, he rescues an ... Shipa#39;s navigator, with six years at sea.
|Title||:||Stanky Swims Upstream|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2001-04-01|