The America Gene (First Print Edition - Paperback)
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Aging Texas billionaire Cash Carruthers decides to give up his businesses to sing the blues. Amber Fanfare, a 20-year-old barroom belter with a powerhouse voice, wants to help him. Cruise-ship mogul Diana Copeland wants to build a private floating island. Have they lost their minds? Or is it just their America Gene acting up? They have the money and the talent to make their dreams come true, broadening their horizons in the ways that Americans have always believed was their birthright. But will their dreams lead them to reshape their shared reality on the way to happiness, or just strand them in their own Personal Las Vegas, going zonkers Elvis-style, with no one left to rein them in.
Michael Nesmith's second novel, The America Gene, illustrates his observation that "at a certain time, the America Gene wakes up in the life of all Americans, and starts to drive you to your own Personal Las Vegas. And of course, by the time you're completely grown up, you're a moron." The characters' roads to their respective PLVs run through feminism, ageism, vanity, talent, business, artistry, authenticity, and more. It's a long road to Vegas -- sometimes. What's your PLV?
The America Gene is available as a first edition in print on paperback. Like all books bought through Videoranch, you can request for Nez to sign your copy with a free opportunity for personalization.
"I love the way he describes people, places, and situations. I could picture each character and the settings in my head."
"I purchased the book to read on vacation -- I figured it would be about right for an 8-day road trip -- something to read after I put the kids to bed and before I went to sleep each night. It only lasted five days (I read the first half over four days and stayed up until 1:00 in the morning finishing the last half on the fifth night because I couldn't wait another day to find out what happened to the characters -- I felt like a little kid with a flashlight under the covers trying to finish my book -- well, no flashlight because I was reading it on a tablet, but the sentiment is the same).