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  - Νάνσυ Ρ. - Goodreads

An extraordinary experience. Being my first Tom Robbins book, I have to say that I'm amazed. The truth is, that up till the middle of the book, I didn't quite get it, with the surrealism, the ... Read full review

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Loved this book! Certain of the characters feel very familiar from reading other Tom Robbins books, but you can forgive the author for that because they are so very charming and engaging. This book ... 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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