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Foozlers by Tom Osbourne


By Tom Osborne

Foozlers is a 24-hour “Odyssey” that runs a juggernaut through the high- and lowlands of Vancouver. Jerry Lowe is the reluctant driver of a getaway car for two sketchy junkies on the make. A pair of cops spend a shift wobbling on the cusp of total breakdown. The groom-to-be in an Indian arranged marriage seeks an escape of the carnal variety. Soon, they will all intersect paths with a gas station attendant and a very “special” car wash operator. And somebody’s got to do something about that noisy, bad-tempered cockatoo.

Foozlers chronicles that thin line between sane and insane behaviour, and the mayhem and unpredictability fuelled by the “Butterfly Effect”-strangers’ paths crossing for only an instant but having explosive effects. By story’s end, lives, or at least attitudes, will change. Sort of.

Praise for Foolzers

“Like Blaise Cendrars’ To the End of the World, John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces and the whacked-out works of J.P. Donleavy, Terry Southern and William Burroughs, Foozlers is a madcap tour de force.”
—The Vancouver Sun

“irreverent, break-neck pace, and rollercoaster prose that’s a lot of fun to ride”
—Quill & Quire

“It’s a caper story with every element slightly off-kilter. And that’s the charm of [Foozlers] . . . . Read it and laugh.”

ISBN 1895636647
5.5 x 7.5 | 176 pp
18.00 CAN / 13.00 US
Rights available:  World

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