What a wonderful, wonderful book! I read this on the recommendation of Cindy, one of the librarians at the Gillett Public Library. She told me it would make me laugh and that it was "a hidden treasure". Wow, that was an understatement. I laughed out loud a few times at the hijinks in this book.
The story is told from the viewpoint of young Eldridge Brewer, and the adventures he and Felton Haliday, along with a very odorous flatulent dog have as they transport a deceased friend, wrapped in a tarp and covered in ice in the back of the old Studebaker pickup truck. The deceased was a dear friend of Felton's from back in the days when they were in a band together. Together they attempt to transport their beloved friend's body back to Louisiana for a proper burial next to his lost love.
One of the best scenes in the book involves Wal-Mart, but I won't say more so as not to spoil the plot. Eldridge (Eldy) is a skinny young kid who is wise and quite brave as they face many obstacles in their journey.
The ending is very touching. I highly recommend this book if you are suffering from the winter doldrums. It will definitely make your day better!