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Fierce invalids home from hot climates

Author: Tom Robbins
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, [2003], ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Bantam trade pbk. reissueView all editions and formats
Summary:
The bestselling author of "Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas" and "Skinny Legs and All" makes his triumphant return. Robbins explores, challenges, mocks, and celebrates virtually every major aspect of our contemporary era as he brings onstage the most complex and compelling character he's ever created.
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Genre/Form: Satire
Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Adventure 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: 055337933X 9780553379334
OCLC Number: 53381356
Notes: "Bantom hardcover edition published May 2000. Bantam trade paperback edition / June 2001. Bantam trade paperback reissue / May 2003."--Titlepage verso.
Description: 445 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Tom Robbins.
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The bestselling author of "Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas" and "Skinny Legs and All" makes his triumphant return. Robbins explores, challenges, mocks, and celebrates virtually every major aspect of our contemporary era as he brings onstage the most complex and compelling character he's 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 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, discovering in the process the 'true' Third Secret of fatima, we experience Tom Robbins-- that fearless storyteller, spiritual renegade, and verbal breakdancer-- at the top of his game."--Back cover.

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