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This Is Not My Bathing Suit free pdf Resort-town tabloid reporter Alex Perkins, 33 and most happy hanging out on Northport's working waterfront, reluctantly covers local arts happenings. When he encounters an oddly attractive, bird's nest-haired, young woman, putting up posters for a performance piece depicting her bikinied-self striding down a beach, his editor, Steve Towle, assigns Alex to it - presuming he will return with a few decent skin shots for the next week's cover. Fond of quoting Joseph Goebbels' "Every time I hear the word culture I reach for my revolver," Steve's primary concerns aren't artistic. Alex, arriving late, finds Lucinda - naked but for a painted-on black bikini and the words, "This Is Not My Bathing Suit" lettered on her torso - beset by outraged middle-American beach-goers. Arrest follows when the perpetrator refuses to settle for just a warning. To her, this is a matter of of principle (and a good career move). Arthur Dalmore, director of the Northport Museum of Modern Art, newly wooed from New York's Whitney, bails Lucinda out - peevishly explaining that "This Is Not My Bathing Suit" is an ironic response to surrealist painter Rene Magritte's infamous canvas entitled, "This Is Not A Pipe." Alex has gleaned from arts magazines that in Dalmore's previous habitat, the New York postmodern art scene of the 70's and 80's, almost anything might be art: artists locked in boxes, vagina paintings, or even a present day Van Gogh wannabe having an assistant shoot him. When Alex interviews Lucinda (over beachfront Margaritas) it devolves into a midnight stagger to Alex's bed at his "Gram's" nearby cottage (where he's resided since his divorce six months before). This long night of the body and soul finally ends in a meeting of minds- i.e. in a rapport over breakfast between the anything-goes, twenty-something, postmodernist artiste and a 90-year-old, proto-feminist, New England grandmother. Soon Alex's and Lucinda's adventure moves off-shore when Dalmore invites the pair to join the trendy crowd on his sailing yacht, Pure Conception. At the end of an unexpectedly fraught voyage, the boaters find, as Dalmore attempts to dock at his manse's private wharf, a dead humpback whale lodged between the pilings. Alex, the local boy, calls in Gram's neighbor, Captain Fred Avery, for aid on the morrow. Unfortunately for Dalmore, Avery will turn out to be not nearly the typical Northport fisherman he might have hoped for - and careers also may be torpedoed by Fred's method of demolishing a leviathan.

About Peter Agrafiotis

Peter Agrafiotis dropped out of college at 19 to work as a reporter for a Maine weekly newspaper. While still in his 20s he created his own publication, CLUE, "America's Only Vacation Magazine That's Sarcastic." His satiric tales earned CLUE a national popular following, financial success, and, over time, the praise of storytellers as diverse as legendary humorist Bob (and Ray) Elliot and novelist Richard Ford. The Anthology of Maine Humor called Agrafiotis "Maine's Least Traditional Humorist." Agrafiotis also is a painter with a dozen solo shows to date in major cities, including New York and Boston. His canvases hang in over 100 public, private, and corporate collections. He has been nominated four times for awards at the American Academy of Arts and Letters. (See website: peteragrafiotis.com.) With the writing of his first novel, This Is Not My Bathing Suit, Agrafiotis combines his dual career - and his years as a Gulf of Maine sailor - to take a searing satirical swipe at the contemporary New York art world caught unawares on it's summer vacation. Agrafiotis, an avid believer in the law of averages and in having a good dog, lives in an eccentric house on the Maine coast he has been building for decades.

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Author : Peter Agrafiotis
Publisher : Hazyland Publishing
Data Published : 24 August 2014
ISBN : 0990532704
EAN : 9780990532705
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 330 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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