Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

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Bantam Books, 2000 - Fiction - 415 pages
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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 who 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 (only to become equally enamored of a nun ten years his senior).
Yet there is nothing remotely wishy-washy about Switters. He doesn't merely pack a pistol. He is a pistol.
And as we dog Switters's strangely elevated heels across four continents, in and out of love and danger, Robbins explores, challenges, mocks, and celebrates virtually every major aspect of our mercurial era.

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User Review  - Jdwalk04 - Goodreads

One of the least imaginative versions of the same Tom Robbins novel that takes so many names. The colorful and creative language carried no subtlety, and carried on long past the point where the point ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

The problem with Robbins (and Kingsolver but I gave up on her a long time ago-- they are actually similar as authors, except that Robbins is funny where Kingsolver is sappy) is that his books go on ... Read full review

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Tom Robbins has been called "a vital natural resource" by The Portland Oregonian, "one of the wildest and most entertaining novelists in the world" by the Financial Times of London, and "the most dangerous writer in the world today" by Fernanda Pivano of Italy's Corriere della Sera. A Southerner by birth, Robbins has lived in and around Seattle since 1962.

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