Can you figure out the
real name of the town on the Jersey Shore and the real name of the bar/hotel that gets
trashed in the hurricane?
If you lived in the town during the period the answer should be easy to figure
out even though all of the location(e.g. restaurant, bar etc,)names have been
changed. Most but not all of the described geography is accurate. If you are
younger and not familiar with the Jersey Shore, you are going to have to
investigate just like the protagonist in this novel and pay attention to the
location clues in the novel.
1st prize - $500* and a free
meal on the author**.
2nd prize -$100
3rd prize - $50
4th prize - $25
5th prize - $25
* Prizes are determined by the order that your correct answer is
received(time, date) in my in-mail email box. First email seen on my email box wins
the appropriate prize. Contest ends on (cancelled). Winners will be announced
on (cancelled). Must purchase novel in order to
participate in contest.
** Value of meal not to exceed $40. I would prefer to have a one to
one dinner experience, but if this is not possible, I will send a gift card to a
local restaurant in your area.
to time I will give some clues that may be helpful.
Clue #1 Ocean Beach was the original name of the
Clue#2 A famous actor was born in the town next to the
fictional town of Ocean Beach. One of the scenes in the book was inspired by this
actor's most famous picture.
Clue#3 The character 'Mary O' was a well known performer during
this period and her real name was...?
Clue#4 The Jazz/Blues niteclub in the novel was based on a real
club that featured Jazz and Blues music in the real town that was used as the
inspiration for Ocean Beach.