Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
By (author) Tom Robbins
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Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates by Tom Robbins
Book DescriptionNo novelist sees the world in all its mesmerising contradictions like Tom Robbins, the New York Times bestselling author of HALF ASLEEP IN FROG PAJAMAS. In his biggest novel yet, Robbins explores, challenges, mocks and celebrates virtually every major aspect of our millennial era In FIERCE INVALIDS HOME FROM HOT CLIMATES the fearless, inimitable and always entertaining Tom Robbins brings on stage the most complex and compelling character he has ever created. Switters is a contradiction for all seasons- an anarchist who works for the government, a pacifist who carries a gun, a vegetarian who sops up ham gravy, a cyberwhiz who hates computers, a robust bon vivant to can be as squeamish as any fop; a man, who, though obsessed with the preservation of innocence, is aching to deflower his high-school age stepsister (and later becomes enamoured of a nun ten years his senior). Yet there's nothing remotely wishy washy about Switters. He doesn't merely pack a pistol. He is a pistol. Robbins has said that throughout the writing of FIERCE INVALIDS HOME FROM HOT CLIMATES he was guided by the advice of Julia Child- "Learn to handle hot things. Keep your knives sharp. Above all, have a goo
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781863252645
(208mm x 136mm x 28mm)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: Australia
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Author Biography - Tom Robbins
Tom Robbins is the author of Another Roadside Attraction, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Still Life with Woodpecker, Jitterbug Perfume, Skinny Legs and All and Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas - highly original novels that have left their mark on our culture. He lives near Seattle.
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