A NovelBook - 2005
In an Irish working-class suburb of Boston, the Gullivan brothers, posing as rescue personnel in an attempt to score a bag of pot in a neighboring town, struggle to steer their dilapidated van through a ferocious blizzard, only to become trapped in their own masquerade as they are forced to act the part of real-life saviors. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Meet John Gullivan, age thirteen, obsessed with the moles that dot most of his body. Meet his brother Gully, who can't stop laughing at them. Now meet the brothers ten years later, in the middle of the most ferocious blizzard anyone can remember. Set in an Irish working-class suburb of Boston in the 1960s and 1970s, Puff centers on a quest as the soon-to-be-orphaned brothers, posing as rescue personnel, attempt to steer their dilapidated van through insurmountable snow, all to score a bag of pot.
Trapped in their own ruse and forced to act the part of the saviors they are pretending to be, the brothers run into an endless stream of foes and obstacles: the cops, their childhood priest, a knife-wielding maniac, and the ill all stand in the way of their elusive high. A raucous caper, Puff is as hilarious as it is heartfelt and will resonate with old and young alike.