YAWN: A Thriller, by Collin PiprellA tale of wild adventure and totally
radical therapy for suburban life gone stale

Waylon didn’t want to go to Thailand for their vacation. He told Chloe it wasn’t a good idea. And, sure enough, within hours of arriving at their beachside bungalow, everything starts going horribly wrong.

Having yawned his mightiest yawn ever, that first morning in Thailand, Waylon is forthwith led to bonk Meredith, his sister-in-law. Within the day, he inadvertently leaves both Meredith and Chloe. Before he sees either of them again, he survives both a tour of duty with the Happy Hookers and a series of underwater adventures with a woman so dangerous the sharks tend to shy away. He almost gets shot, is nearly drowned, and suffers the kind of hangover that makes getting shot and drowned a welcome relief.

Chloe, meanwhile, is threatened with enlightenment during a course of meditation at the Holistic Herbal Garden and Institute of Holographic Healing—the 4H Club. She is also kidnapped, drugged, and abused by the Club’s secret owner—a local godfather who’s plunging into utter madness. Yawn also entertains with a whacked-out supporting cast of gunmen, gurus, crooks, con-men, barflies, freaks, and seekers after truth.

Waylon and Chloe’s adventures finally converge during an explosive full-moon party to end all full-moon parties. Before it’s over, Waylon strikes off on a brand-new career, Chloe decides to have the child they never wanted, and everybody looks set to live happily ever after. Except for the bad guys, who get their just desserts in spectacular fashion.

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Asia Books edition published 2000.
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