IS THIS THE SAME JOHN BANCROFT WHO WENT TO CENTRAL BUCKS HIGH AND DICKINSON COLLEGE AND WORKED AS A CRAPS DEALER AT LAKE TAHOE AND HAS A CLASS E SOCCER COACHING LICENSE AND SPENT MOST OF HIS ADULT LIFE WRITING ABOUT MORTGAGES?
WHAT MAKES JOHN BANCROFT THINK HE CAN WRITE NOVELS?
Have you seen who's running for president? He is is more qualified to write novels than they are to be leader of the free world.
WHAT IS AUTOFLICK ABOUT?
“AutoFlick” is a first-person narrative about Isaac Yardley who, in 1968, did not know what he was getting into when he and his father started chasing people who threw cigarettes from cars. He did not know it would lead to getting gassed in the war on poverty, running buck-naked through the woods, or a windfall at a race track.
But he might have expected something. His father was born a Quaker, became an atheist and joined the Dick Mobius society of Herman Melville enthusiasts.
Along the way, more than 60 cigarettes are observed being flicked to the road.
IS THIS A MEMOIR?
No. The context is autobiographical in a chronological way (a 17-year old in 1968), geographically (Bucks County, PA), and vocationally (summer job at golf course, caddying). However, the characters and events are purely fictional.
IS IT ANY GOOD?
It’s not for everyone. It does not have a mile-a-minute plot. The characters engage in behaviors that some people find objectionable, and it won’t pass the language test for network television. Most of the people who read pre-publication drafts said they liked it, some more enthusiastically than others. Reviews will be posted at this site.
WHO IS THE PUBLISHER?
Ecphora Press, a sole proprietorship owned by John Bancroft. Ecphora gardnerae, an extinct snail, is the state fossil of Maryland.
CAN I BUY THIS BOOK IN AUSTRALIA?
AutoFlick can be purchased anywhere the mighty Amazon river of commerce flows. We think.
AM I EXPECTED TO BUY THIS JUST BECAUSE I KNEW THE AUTHOR AT SOME POINT?
Nope. However, there is a $3.00 friend discount on the paperback if you order directly from our online store. The discount code is ZH85TALR.
WHAT IF I BUY IT AND DON’T LIKE IT?
Add bourbon and try again. Repeat as necessary.
Tip of the hat to Bru-Al for catching the duplication here.