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Snapper

By Brian Kimberling

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A birdwatcher's guide to the human heart - an unconventional coming of age story from an unforgettable new voice that will appeal to fans of David Vann and Annie Proulx.

With wry humour and real freshness, SNAPPER charts the disastrous love affair between career birdwatcher Nathan Lochmueller and the place that made him.

Nathan Lochmueller studies birds, for just enough money to scrape a living. He drives a glitter-festooned truck, the Gypsy Moth, and is in love with the enigmatic and free-spirited Lola. Around them swirls a remarkable cast of characters: the proprietor of Fast Eddie's burgers, the genius behind 'Thong Thursdays', a snapping turtle with a taste for thumbs and a German Shepherd who howls backing vocals. As he creeps through the undergrowth observing the birds he loves, Nathan must come to terms with the occasionally absurd turns his life has taken, and grapple with the dilemma that faces every small-town boy: should he stay, or should he go?

Biographical Notes

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.

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  • ISBN: 9780755396214
  • Publication date: 15 Aug 2013
  • Page count: 240
  • Imprint: Tinder Press
Superb... always engaging, sometimes beautiful and often funny' — Telegraph
Captivating... Snapper could do for birdwatchers what Annie Proulx did for small-town newspaper reporters and cowboys — Independent on Sunday
Funny and adroit fiction — Margaret Atwood, via Twitter
Delightfully entertaining — Esquire
Brilliant... an absolute joy of a book. I predict big things for it — Scott Pack, Me and My Big Mouth
Brimming with unusual characters and hilarious idisoyncracies... Kimberling shows much promise — Shortlist
Fascinating and captivating — Washington Post
Funny and absorbing' — Booklist
[The] coolest of cool... a quirky and memorable debut — Guardian
'Lyrical, comic and packed with piercing descriptions... at the same time as being down-to-earth and humorous, Snapper is suffused with a certain melancholy, and it is Kimberling's expert balancing of all these elements that allows the novel's insights - into who we are and where we come from - to hit home' — Observer
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