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Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

A Novel

Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates( )
Author: Robbins, Tom
Read by: Szarabajka, Keith
ISBN:978-0-553-52732-2
Publication Date:May 2000
Publisher:Random House Audio Publishing Group
Book Format:Audio cassette
List Price:USD $39.95
Book Description:

Eight cassettes, approx. 12 hours Performance by Keith Szarabajka InFierce Invalids Home From Hot Climatesthe wise, witty, always gutsy Tom Robbins brings onstage the most complex and compelling character he has 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 sobs up ham gravy; a cyberwiz who hates computers; a robust bon vivant who can be as squeamish as any fop; a man who, though...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):4.15 x 6.17 x 2.67 Inches
Book Weight:0.862 Pounds
Author Biography
Robbins, Tom (Author)
Tom Robbins is a writer, novelist, editor, and journalist. He was born in Blowing Rock, North Carolina on July 22, 1936. Robbins studied journalism at Washington and Lee for two years and later graduated from the Richmond Professional Institute in 1961. He attended the Graduate School of Far Eastern Studies at the University of Washington.

From 1957 to 1960, Robbins served in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Korea as a meteorologist. During his years in the service he took courses in Japanese culture and aesthetics in Tokyo. After the military, Robbins took a job as a copy editor at the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Robbins later worked as feature editor and art critic at the Seattle Times and part time at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Robbins published the novel, Another Roadside Attraction in 1971. Other books include Even Cowgirls Get the Blues and Still Life With Woodpecker. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues was made into a 1996 film directed by Gus Van Sant. Robbins has also acted in such films as Made in Heaven and Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle. A documentary entitled, Tom Robbins: A Writer in the Rain was made in 1997. In 2014, his title Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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