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Pennsylvania Novelist Announces New Book
Saturday, November 08, 2014  10:10:00 AM

by William Bryan Smith



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Author William Bryan Smith announced the release of fifth novel, THE LATE GREAT THOR MCHUGH.

Lucy Glass had often dreamed of the father she'd never known, imagining he was a world-famous surgeon or perhaps an airline pilot—even a rugged merchant marine. What she didn't expect was that he was Thor McHugh.

A Bigfoot hunter...

An aging purveyor of lurid, low-budget, 1970s pseudo-documentaries...

...Oh, and a huckster.

Living off the generous funding of a 4th tier university in the Pacific Northwest, McHugh and his long-suffering partner, Ames, had succeeded in constructing an insular—if not quite monastic—life in their fortified compound. But when a new chancellor takes over and invokes a little-known clause in the research grant's language, McHugh suddenly finds himself out of a job.

But for Lucy, the stakes are much, much higher. Ailing from a rare, terminal illness, her only hope is to locate the father she's never known and learn if she has any siblings so that she may find a potential tissue donor. With the assistance of a private eye, Rexford Tinklepaw, Lucy tracks down her two equally illegitimate brothers: the amiable Wesley Mann—owner of the largest chain of car dealerships in North Texas; and the morbid Anderson Gill, a gloomy insurance actuary knee-deep in life expectancies and risk assessments. Together, they converge on McHugh's compound, along with a pair of McHugh's former wives, a bare-bones documentary film crew—and a Bigfoot-obsessed “man-boy” named Dougie.

While they wait for the lab results, the new siblings form a tentative bond and learn more about the flippant con man who paid off their respective mothers to be rid of them—all the while dodging the moving men sent by the university to repossess the school's equipment. Will the aging McHugh find redemption in the form of his now-adult children? Will he succeed in reclaiming his funding? More importantly, will Lucy find a match?

THE LATE GREAT THOR MCHUGH is a 410 page comedic novel—a good-natured romp that is a cross between Arrested Development and Finding Bigfoot.
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 More News about William Bryan Smith
Review of Free Range Men - 9/12/2014 4:31:00 AM

Read a Sample Chapter of Free Range Men - 8/24/2014 2:20:00 PM

Pennsylvania Author Announces New Book - 8/24/2014 1:58:00 PM

New Novel: There's Only One Quantum - 8/25/2013 4:38:00 PM

Short Story Published in Current Issue of Conte - 9/12/2009 7:23:00 PM

Pennsylvania Author Publishes Second Novel - 10/30/2004 8:14:00 AM

Having Words With Each Other" - 6/3/2004 1:23:00 PM

W. Bryan Smith Featured In Romantic Times - 8/13/2003 11:12:00 AM

Pennsylvania Author W. Bryan Smith Award Recipient - 5/17/2003 6:42:00 AM

Booksigning News - 10/16/2002 5:26:00 AM

Author Book Signing -- Jim Thorpe, PA - 9/18/2002 7:16:00 AM

More on Steve Varonka's book - 5/21/2002 9:01:00 AM

Bloomsburg author returns to era of the Molly - 5/21/2002 8:57:00 AM

Buddy & the Jack to be Released! - 5/21/2002 8:40:00 AM


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