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About sixteen miles outside of Ames, Iowa sits the township of Colton. Colton gained recognition (though not growth) in the fifties when multi-millionaire Simon Marsh made it his home. Almost fifty years later, only a single Marsh remains in the area. The youngest Marsh, Fulton, runs the perpetually empty Drake Motel.
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With more employees than guests and an endless stretch of free time in front of them, Fulton and his longtime friend Harry are forced to drum up their own excitement via a kidnapped cat, a mystical fortune cookie, extra sensory perception, witchcraft, an overzealous preacher, a less-than-brilliant cop, several well-timed explosions, an unusual trip to Las Vegas and a bout of terrifying dreams involving the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and Fulton's dead father.

All in all, a truly strange year at the Drake Motel.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   American Midwest Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   mind reading Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   rape/molest Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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