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Exotic Music of the Belly Dancer

Brian Sweany

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Hank Fitzpatrick’s life is what you might expect from a man-child stumbling his way through and beyond adolescence in the late 1980s in small town Indiana: hypersexual, drunk, stoned, prone to fits of spontaneous masturbation, occasionally Catholic, and accidentally well-intentioned. His life is in perpetual conflict as he confuses sex for love, heartache for passion, desperation for honesty, and abuse for affection. Caught in the crossfire of raging hormones, bad decisions and family tragedy, Hank is just a boy not yet ready to be a man. And like many boys growing up, Hank is desperate to impress his father. The impossibly perfect patriarch of the family, John Fitzpatrick decides at age forty-two he wants to have a vasectomy reversal. Is Hank ready to be a brother again at age seventeen? What about his mother’s narcotics and gimlet-soaked uterus? A child will come of this, but not without consequences. Laura is Hank’s first true love. From their stolen nights together as high-school sweethearts to their final encounter as twentysomething adults, they never figure out how to stop hurting one another. Beth, the girl who loves Hank unconditionally, can only wait for so long before longing turns to regret. But everything will be okay as long as Hank’s best friend Hatch is there to help him exorcise his demons with a half-gallon of bourbon and a bottle of cough syrup. Exotic Music of the Belly Dancer is more than just a tribute to the last uninhibited pre-9/11, pre-Facebook generation. It’s a comedy. It’s a tragedy. It’s a love story. It’s a subversive yet empathetic, warts-and-all portrait rooted in real-life that kids will read behind their parents’ backs. And if somewhere along the way we can all share in the redemptive power of a belly dancer’s love…well, that’s okay, too.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Johnny Heller

Length:

9h 26m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

15:54


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

37:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

00:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:09


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

17:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:31


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:13


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

16:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

12:08


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

14:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

12:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

14:10


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

14:47


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

13:46


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:58


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

23:17


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:37


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:07