Snapper

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Pantheon Books, 2013 - Fiction - 210 pages
5 Reviews

A great, hilarious new voice in fiction: the poignant, all-too-human recollections of an affable bird researcher in the Indiana backwater as he goes through a disastrous yet heartening love affair with the place and its people.
 
Nathan Lochmueller studies birds, earning just enough money to live on. He drives a glitter-festooned truck, the Gypsy Moth, and he is in love with Lola, a woman so free-spirited and mysterious she can break a man's heart with a sigh or a shrug. Around them swirls a remarkable cast of characters: the proprietor of Fast Eddie's Burgers & Beer, the genius behind "Thong Thursdays"; Uncle Dart, a Texan who brings his swagger to Indiana with profound and nearly devastating results; a snapping turtle with a taste for thumbs; a German shepherd who howls backup vocals; and the very charismatic state of Indiana itself. And at the center of it all is Nathan, creeping through the forest to observe the birds he loves and coming to terms with the accidental turns his life has taken.


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User Review  - whitreidtan - LibraryThing

This is not a novel in the traditional sense, so don't go into it thinking that it is. It is more an interconnected series of short stories all focused on Nathan Lochmueller, similar in form to ... Read full review

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I saw Brian Kimberling read from Snapper, his debut novel, at the Iowa City Book Festival last fall. He was charming, the reading was hilarious, and my mom talked to him about birdwatching while ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
20
Section 3
38
Section 4
63
Section 5
75
Section 6
87
Section 7
89
Section 8
103
Section 9
111
Section 10
121
Section 11
136
Section 12
154
Section 13
178
Section 14
195
Section 15
211
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About the author (2013)

BRIAN KIMBERLING grew up in southern Indiana and spent two years working as a professional birdwatcher before living in the Czech Republic, Turkey, Mexico, and now England. He received an MA in creative writing from Bath Spa University in 2010.

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