In a decrepit SoCal beach town, an aimless young man named Chip Rock ages out of a crappy orphanage and sets out in search of respect, meaningful friendships, and a rewarding role in life.
Well-intentioned but destitute, Chip falls under the spell of Deacon O’Dell, a reprehensible old butcher who’s scorned by the community. Thus begins a poignant friendship and string of adventures that takes both Chip and Deacon to a climactic intersection of comedy and tragedy. It’s a coming-of-age story for Chip, and an epic coming-of-old-age saga for Deacon.
Brilliantly depicted, see why CHIP ROCK and the FAT OLD FART has received universal Five-Star reviews. It's a rollicking saga in an improbable small-town setting where ordinary people must perform extra-ordinary tasks. FAT OLD FART explores the glue which binds together imperfect families and flawed friendships.
The novel begins in the fictional and crumbling SoCal beach town of No Palms. The town itself — with all its quirks and changes — is as much a character as anyone else.
Here, a spree of events teaches the orphan Chip how families are born not only by blood, but also through friendship, workplace, and neighborhoods.
From No Palms to Mexico, their adventures and struggles bring together a vastly different collection of people, building into a surprising and very emotional ending which none of them expect.
- ISBN-13 : 978-1513650883
- 495 pages