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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This book was super uncomfortable, in more bad than good ways. The writing is pretty....good/interesting/creative/er somethin', but I wished the subject matter had been different. I did, oddly, save ... Read full review

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Reading this book took awhile since I lost my copy somewhere between NM and California. However, the library copy, just finished is sitting smugly beside me. What can one say about a Tom Robbins 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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