Fierce invalids home from hot climates (Book, 2000) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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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
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Adventure stories
Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Satire
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: 0553107755 9780553107753 055337933X 9780553379334
OCLC Number: 42619813
Description: 415 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Tom Robbins.

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.
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