BLUEFEATHER FELLINI IN THE SACRED REALM by Max Evans

BLUEFEATHER FELLINI IN THE SACRED REALM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The further misadventures of Bluefeather Feilini offer good silly fun from noted western author Evans (The Rounders, not reviewed, etc.). Bluefeather, half Sicilian and half Taos Pueblo Indian, has just returned from WW II. His substantial earnings from his rich gold mine are gone, having been squandered in an enterprise to develop the medicinal potential of sage oil. He's flat busted. His car is gone. The phone and the electricity are turned off, and he's just gotten a notice of foreclosure on his house from the bank. He's also still haunted by the death of his wife, Miss Mary, whom he had accidentally killed in a mining mishap. At this definite low point in his life, his guiding spirit, Dancing Bear, a Cheshire cat--like ghost of a scruffy Indian, reappears to help out. Bldefeather, who could have used his aid much earlier, wonders where he's been, but the apparition gleefully explains that the Authority has had him on a dozen other cases. Still, after the spirit's return, matters do seem to take a turn for the better. A message arrives from Ricardo Korbell, a mysterious and powerful millionaire with whose adopted daughter, Marsha, Bluefeather had a brief assignation earlier. Ricardo wants to see him, and Marsha is sent to fetch him. The millionaire needs Bluefeather's help in finding 60 cases of Mouton Rothschild 1880, and he is willing to pay handsomely. Soon, Bluefeather and Marsha are off on a merry chase for the rare wine, encountering colorful characters and getting up close and personal with each other. Dancing Bear and mystical mischief are never far away. An erotic and entertaining romp through the various cultures that make up the American Southwest. Despite a few minor missteps, this pseudo-noir send-up will hold the reader's attention until the raucous conclusion.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1994
Page count: 377pp
Publisher: Univ. Press of Colorado