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Author Siegel, Lee, 1945-

Title Love and the incredibly old man : a novel / Lee Siegel
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
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Contents Contents; Preface · 2005, an introduction to Juan Ponce de León; Chapter One · 1465-1493, wherein Ponce de León, after his childhood, boyhood, and youth in Spain, is dispatched by Queen Ysabel to the Indies in search of a Fountain of Youth; Chapter Two · 1493-1513, wherein Ponce de León settles in the New World, becomes Governor of Higuey and of Borinquen, invents cigars and rum, and discovers popcorn and Florida; Chapter Three · 1513, wherein Ponce de León happens upon the Garden of Eden, discovers within it the Fountain of Life, and devises a plot by which to keep it secret
Chapter Four · 1514-1564, wherein Ponce de León becomes a Zhotee-Eloq Indian, lives as one of them in Paradise, and attempts to save them from exterminationChapter Five · 1565-1647, wherein Ponce de León becomes a priest of the Catholic Church, visits his tomb in Puerto Rico, and establishes Florida's mission of San Hortano; Chapter Six · 1647-1763, wherein Ponce de León becomes a wealthy merchant, purchases the land
Summary It was the best of times, it was the worst of times? begins one chapter of critically acclaimed Lee Siegel?s new novel, Love and the Incredibly Old Man.?In the beginning? starts another. What else can a novelist do when hired as a ghostwriter by an elderly, irascible, conquistador-costumed man claiming to be the 540-year-old Juan Ponce de León? The fantastic life of that legendary explorer?inventor of rum, cigars, Coca-Cola, and popcorn?is the frame for Siegel?s fourth chronicle of love, lies, luck, loss, and labia. Summoned with cold hard cash and a pinch of flattery, a professor and noveli
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Subject Ponce de León, Juan, 1460?-1521 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Romance fiction.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007043188
ISBN 0226757072 (electronic bk.)
9780226757070 (electronic bk.)