GOING NUTS IN BRAZIL by Jack Douglas

GOING NUTS IN BRAZIL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Douglas buys a rubber plantation up the Amazon and takes his Japanese wife Reiko and their two sons with him as he tries to make a go of the new business. The book is billed as fiction but has the real Douglas family as its leads. Essentially the novel is a shaggy people sitcom in which a lady birth control expert from the States attempts to educate natives in the use of condoms. Wildly forced one-liners, just passable with patrons zonked out under a cafe table, here fail outrageously to galvanize the funnybone--the suffering reader sinks into glazed depression, morose snappishness, thoughts of Russian roulette.

Pub Date: Feb. 22nd, 1976
Publisher: Putnam