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Rootie Kazootie

Lawrence Naumoff

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Richard's married to Caroline, but how long can he endure her constant chatter? When cool, calm Cynthia tempts Richard with sex, money, and peace and quiet, crazy Caroline goes on the warpath.

Rootie Kazootie was a children's television show in the early 1950s.  The show was broadcast live from New York City on Saturday mornings.  Rootie also appeared in comic books and Little Golden Books during that period.  In this novel, the title refers to a character who shares Rootie's personality.

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Rootie Kazootie
PART ICaroline TalksChapter 1On the way home, Caroline and Richard passed a pickup truck coming from the opposite direction, and as it passed, a pig rose up out of nowhere in the passenger seat, stuck its head out the window, looked around and then quickly disappeared."Did you see that?" Caroline asked."I saw it.""Was that Edgar in his new truck?""I think so.""I heard he was riding around with that pig," she said, "but I didn't know he was doing it in a new truck.""Just forget it.""Lucille told me he'd named the pig Lucille, and I thought, damn, he's getting worse all the ti
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  • Lawrence Naumoff

  • Lawrence Naumoff has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award, and a Whiting Writer's Award, among others.  He was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, and lives outside Chapel Hill.
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