Meet the residents of Gammage, NY, a town so far down on its luck that WalMart would rather site its new store in the middle of a lake than in Gammage. Mayor Zorn and the rest of the town council are on the verge of declaring the town bankrupt, when inspiration strikes. Why not petition for Indian Tribal status and open a casino? With the gears in Washington appropriately greased, the ink is barely dry on their Tribal certification when Gammage is transformed into the sovereign nation of the long-lost Filaquonsett tribe.
It's only a matter of trading in their housecoats and galoshes for buckskins and moccasins, and boning up on their tribal lore and ceremonial dances, until the "Council of Elders" is ready to import some casino backing and gaming know-how...Funny, smart, antic, and scathing, "Not Enough Indians" is a brilliant ensemble piece mixing misadventure, hilarity, and the great American dream, from actor, musician, SNL cast member, voice of The Simpsons, and now novelist Harry Shearer.
Carl Hiaasen writes, "Harry Shearer has one of America's great satirical minds, and he's in beautifully wicked form with Not Enough Indians." Harry Shearer's nationally syndicated radio show, Le Show, has been on the air for sixteen years, and his political blog runs in huffingtonpost.com- Cody's Books
Harry Shearer is the co-creator and co-star of "This Is Spinal Tap," and has appeared in movies ranging from "The Robe" to "A Mighty Wind" to, most recently, "For Your Consideration." His weekly radio broadcast, Le Show, is heard on dozens of public radio stations nationwide, and around the world via harryshearer.com and kcrw.com.
He has been caught practicing journalism in venues ranging from Newsweek to slate.com. And he's the voice of a dozen characters on "The Simpsons". His first novel, "Not Enough Indians," is in stores now, as is his DVD, "Now You See It," featuring some classic Saturday Night Live sketches he co-created and co-starred in.