Snapper

Author: Brian Kimberling
Homepage_9780755396207

Stock information

General Fields

  • : $27.99(AUD)
  • : 9780755396207
  • : Headline Publishing Group
  • : Tinder Press
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  • : May 2013
  • : 2.4 Centimeters X 14.4 Centimeters X 22.3 Centimeters
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 27.99
  • : May 2013
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  • : books

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  • : 224
  • : Brian Kimberling
  • : 513
  • : Hardback
Barcode 9780755396207
9780755396207

Description

With wry humour and real freshness, SNAPPER charts the disastrous love affair between career birdwatcher Nathan Lochmueller and the place that made him. Set in a brilliantly observed rural Indiana, 'the bastard son of the Midwest', SNAPPER is a book about birdwatching, a woman who won't stay true, and a pick-up truck that won't start. Here turtles eat alligators for breakfast, Klansmen skulk in the undergrowth, and truckers drop into the diner of a town named Santa Claus to ensure that no child's Christmas letter goes unanswered, while Nathan grapples with the eternal question: should I stay, or should I go? Kimberling's vision of small-town life is as characterful as Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon, but bristling with the tensions of race, class, poverty and prejudice, it makes for a bracing read.