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The Gutbucket Quest: A Fantasy of Black Magic and Delta Blues (original 2000; edition 2001)
by Piers Anthony (Author), Ron Leming (Author), Tristan Elwell (Cover artist)
The Gutbucket Quest by Piers Anthony (2000)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0812564863, Mass Market Paperback)
Slim's a Texas bluesman of a certain age, down on his luck, and just about broke--but hey, that's what the blues are all about. Then, one day, in a single hot burst of lightning that comes straight up out of the ground, Slim finds himself in Tejas. Not Texas, but somewhere else. It's a little bit magic and a whole lot different, but the blues are the same.
And the blues--manifest here in the form of a maple-necked pearl-gray Fender Stratocaster with blue-chrome pickups a.k.a. The Gutbucket--needs him and needs him bad. The Strat's fallen into the hands of T-Bone Pickens and his Vipers, who want to suck up all its power and turn it to evil.
Slim's off and running on the Gutbucket Quest, with the help of his new mentor, rhythm guitarist Progress T. Hornsby, and a purely unstoppable blues singer named Nadine.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 28 Jan 2013 02:55:56 -0500)
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