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Brian Kimberling



Brian Kimberling was born and grew up in Indiana, where he was briefly employed as an ornithologist, a job that inspired his first book, SNAPPER. Before settling in the UK, he lived and worked in Prague, and drew on extensive experience teaching English in bars to create the character of Elliott in GOULASH. He now lives and works in Bath.
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Goulash

Brian Kimberling
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Brian Kimberling

From Brian Kimberling, the acclaimed author of SNAPPER, comes a pitch perfect story of falling in and out of love in Prague.Eager to escape stifling small-town Indiana, Elliott moves to Prague, where he gets a job teaching English. It's 1998, and the Czech Republic is moving with increasing rapidity out of the shadow of communism and into the wilds of twenty-first-century capitalism. Elliott meets his students in a variety of pubs and conducts his lessons over pints of local Radegast beer. He gets his shoes stolen by an experimental artist who engages Elliott in a number of eccentric schemes. And he meets Amanda, an English teacher from the UK, with whom he falls in love. Together, they try to make a place for themselves as strangers in this strange land. They explore the dark history and surprising wonders of their adopted city, touring the twisting ancient streets and encountering expats, movie stars, tobacco executives, a former Soviet informant, and the president of Poland. But the forces that are reshaping the city are also at work on them, and eventually it becomes evident that their idyll must end - that change is the only reality one can't outrun.

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Snapper

Brian Kimberling
Authors:
Brian Kimberling

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.

Tinder Press

Snapper

Brian Kimberling
Authors:
Brian Kimberling

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.(P)2013 Headline Digital

Tinder Press

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Brian Kimberling
Authors:
Brian Kimberling

A promotional taster of the charismatic world of SNAPPER: this free, ebook-only extract from Brian Kimberling's forthcoming fiction debut will draw you into a place not a million miles from Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon. When birdwatcher Nathan Lochmueller's car, the Gypsy Moth, breaks down in the Indiana town of Santa Claus, he must throw himself upon the mercy of the staff of the local diner. NATIONWIDE is a delightfully quirky comic episode in a charmingly unconventional coming-of-age story.

Tinder Press

Nationwide

Brian Kimberling
Authors:
Brian Kimberling

A promotional taster of the charismatic world of SNAPPER: this free, ebook-only extract from Brian Kimberling's forthcoming fiction debut will draw you into a place not a million miles from Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon. When birdwatcher Nathan Lochmueller's car, the Gypsy Moth, breaks down in the Indiana town of Santa Claus, he must throw himself upon the mercy of the staff of the local diner. NATIONWIDE is a delightfully quirky comic episode in a charmingly unconventional coming-of-age story.