A picaresque novel of the American West in 1803. An historical comedy about two bumbling botanists sent into the southern wilderness by Thomas Jefferson to look for something that isn't there. A novel in the spirit of Lewis and Clark (who make cameo appearences). Replete with wild Indians, river pirates, the kidnapped son of King Louis XVI, the lost colony of Roanoke, and much more. A non-stop romp full of life and humor and the sensibility of early America.
Used availability for James Howard Kunstler's An Embarrassment of Riches
May 1985 : USA Hardback
May 1988 : USA Paperback
November 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition