Off Main Street: Barnstormers, Prophets, and Gatemouth's Gator

Off Main Street: Barnstormers, Prophets, and Gatemouth's Gator : Essays

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Whether he's fighting fires, passing a kidney stone, hammering down I-80 in an 18-wheeler, or meditating on the relationship between cowboys and God, Michael Perry draws on his rural roots and footloose past to write from a perspective that merges the local with the global.

Ranging across subjects as diverse as lot lizards, Klan wizards, and small-town funerals, Perry's writing in this wise and witty collection of essays balances earthiness with poetry, kinetics with contemplation, and is regularly salted with his unique brand of humor.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 134.62 x 203.2 x 22.86mm | 249.47g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060755504
  • 9780060755508
  • 1,558,499

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"A delightful mix of humor and pathos, touching the heart and tickling the funny bone."--Kirkus Reviews
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