Mike Freedman - SCHOOL BOARD

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 7:00pm
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2421 Bissonnet St
77005-1451 Houston
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Unavailable from Brazos Bookstore
ISBN: 9780988769380
Availability: Out of Print - Not Available for Order
Published: Broken Levee Books - April 29th, 2014

Set in Houston, Texas, in the last year of the twentieth century, SCHOOL BOARD is a roaring comic allegory for the coming post-9/11
world. At the center of the tale is quixotic high school senior class
president Tucker "Catfish" Davis, who has never encountered a fight he
didn't take on. Events soon have Tucker challenging school board
incumbent Walker Moore, a senior executive at an Enron-like company.
Tucker, inspired by a long line of Louisiana populist heroes, uses Huey
Long-style tactics to protect the "little folks" of Houston.

In
the wild days that follow, Tucker gains traction in his long-shot bid
for school board by guerilla campaigning against a tax reinvestment
zoning bill that his opponent, local leaders, and Walker's energy
company all support. With the help of his classmates, an indicted
Louisiana governor resembling Edwin Edwards, and an ex-Green Beret
oilman trained in waging unconventional warfare, Tucker makes it the
school board race of the century.

Written by a veteran of the
recent war, SCHOOL BOARD is an entertaining debut novel that heralds
the arrival of a sharp satirical voice attuned to the absurdities of
contemporary America. It is also the story of Houston, revealing the
diversity, madness, and glory found by wildcatting generations in that
mythical land on the bayou.

Mike Freedman lives in Houston, Texas,
where he was born and raised. After graduating college, he served in
the Army in the infantry and in the Special Forces as a Green Beret.