Snapper
28%
off

Snapper

3.22 (1,769 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

With wry humour and real freshness, SNAPPER charts the disastrous love affair between career birdwatcher Nathan Lochmueller and the place that made him. Set in a brilliantly observed rural Indiana, 'the bastard son of the Midwest', SNAPPER is a book about birdwatching, a woman who won't stay true, and a pick-up truck that won't start. Here turtles eat alligators for breakfast, Klansmen skulk in the undergrowth, and truckers drop into the diner of a town named Santa Claus to ensure that no child's Christmas letter goes unanswered, while Nathan grapples with the eternal question: should I stay, or should I go? Kimberling's vision of small-town life is as characterful as Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon, but bristling with the tensions of race, class, poverty and prejudice, it makes for a bracing read.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 144 x 223 x 24mm | 368g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Tinder Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0755396200
  • 9780755396207
  • 1,696,304

About Brian Kimberling

Brian Kimberling is a native of Indiana and a graduate of Indiana University. In the mid-nineties he was a research assistant for a major study of Indiana songbirds, an experience central to his first book, SNAPPER. Since then he has lived and worked in the Czech Republic, Mexico, Turkey and England. He began writing SNAPPER on the Bath Spa Creative Writing MA in 2009, and was awarded the first annual Janklow & Nesbit Prize for the best manuscript to emerge from the course. He lives in Bath with his wife and son.show more

Review quote

Superb... always engaging, sometimes beautiful and often funny Daily Telegraph Captivating... Snapper could do for birdwatchers what Annie Proulx did for small-town newspaper reporters and gay cowboys Independent on Sunday Sharp, redolent and powerful The Sunday Times Funny and Adroit Fiction @MargaretAtwood A total gem... you can't fail to love it Bazaar on Books Brilliant... an absolute joy of a book. I predict big things for it Scott Pack, Me and My Big Mouth Delightfully entertaining Esquireshow more

Rating details

1,769 ratings
3.22 out of 5 stars
5 10% (171)
4 29% (511)
3 40% (708)
2 17% (306)
1 4% (73)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X