skip to content
Fierce invalids home from hot climates Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Fierce invalids home from hot climates

Author: Tom Robbins
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"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  Read more...
Rating:

based on 1 rating(s) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Satire
Adventure stories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Robbins, Tom.
Fierce invalids home from hot climates.
New York : Bantam Books, ©2000
(OCoLC)606282776
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Robbins
ISBN: 0553107755 9780553107753
OCLC Number: 42619813
Description: 415 p. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Tom Robbins.
More information:

Abstract:

"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."--Jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (7)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(1)

User lists with this item (7)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/42619813> # Fierce invalids home from hot climates
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "42619813" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/975843> ; # Intelligence officers
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/813.54/e21/> ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2000" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/308180309> ; # Tom Robbins
    schema:datePublished "2000" ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2666407> ;
    schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
    schema:genre "Adventure stories"@en ;
    schema:genre "Satire"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/606282776> ;
    schema:name "Fierce invalids home from hot climates"@en ;
    schema:numberOfPages "415" ;
    schema:productID "42619813" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/42619813#PublicationEvent/new_york_bantam_books_c2000> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2666407#Agent/bantam_books> ; # Bantam Books
    schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/42619813#Review/1278226418> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/samples/random043/99051683.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780553107753> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/42619813> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2666407#Agent/bantam_books> # Bantam Books
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Bantam Books" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/975843> # Intelligence officers
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Intelligence officers"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/308180309> # Tom Robbins
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1932" ;
    schema:familyName "Robbins" ;
    schema:givenName "Tom" ;
    schema:name "Tom Robbins" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780553107753>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0553107755" ;
    schema:isbn "9780553107753" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/606282776>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Fierce invalids home from hot climates." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/42619813> ; # Fierce invalids home from hot climates
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/42619813#Review/1278226418>
    a schema:Review ;
    schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/42619813> ; # Fierce invalids home from hot climates
    schema:reviewBody ""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."--Jacket." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.