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In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash (1966) [Collection]
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In God We Trust, Shepherd's wildly witty reunion with his Indiana hometown, disproves the adage "You can never go back." Bending the ear of Flick, his childhood-buddy-turned-bartender, Shepherd recalls passionately his genuine Red Ryder BB gun, confesses adolescent failure in the arms of Junie Jo Prewitt, and relives a story of man against fish that not even Hemingway could rival. From pop art to the World's Fair, Shepherd's subjects speak with a universal irony and are deeply and unabashedly grounded in American Midwestern life, together rendering a wonderfully nostalgic impression of a more innocent era when life was good, fun was clean, and station wagons roamed the earth.


  • We Meet Flick, The Friendly Bartender
  • Duel in the Snow, or Red Ryder Nails the Cleveland Street Kid
  • Flick Fails to Recall an Old Song
  • The Counterfeit Secret Circle Member Gets the Message, or The Asp Strikes Again
  • I Poke at an Old Wound
  • The Endless Streetcar Ride into the Night, and the Tinfoil Noose
  • Flick Offers Me Hard Liquor
  • Hairy Gertz and the Forty-Seven Crappies
  • I Introduce Flick to the Art World
  • My Old Man and the Lascivious Special Award the Heralded the Birth of Pop Art
  • Flick Makes an Artistic Judgment
  • The Magic Mountain
  • Flick Dredges Up a Notorious Son of a Bitch
  • Grover Dill and the Tasmanian Devil
  • Flick Displays a Petty Jealous Streak
  • Ludlow Kissel and the Dago Bomb that Struck Back
  • I Show Off
  • Uncle Ben and the Side-splitting Knee-slapper, or Some Words are Loaded
  • We Have Two Small Visitors
  • Old Man Pulaski and the Infamous Jaw-breaker Blackmail Caper
  • Enter Friendly Fred
  • The Perfect Crime
  • Flick Baits the Hook
  • Wilbur Duckworth and His Magic Baton
  • I Relate the Strange Tale of the Human Hypodermic Needle
  • Miss Bryfogel and the Frightening Case of the Speckle-throated Cuckold
  • Polka Time
  • "Nevermore," Quoth the Assessor, "Nevermore..."
  • The Posse Rides Again
  • Leopold Doppler and the Great Orpheum Gravy Boat Riot
  • The Day Shift Drops by for a Belt

Original title: In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionRural & Small Town Life

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Edition #1: In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash

In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash (1966)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash (April 28, 1991)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780385021746
Dimensions: 5.44 x 8.25 x 0.75 in
Pages: 264

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