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Snapper

Snapper

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?
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 15th August 2013

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780755396214

Reviews

'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
Funny and absorbing'
Booklist
Brimming with unusual characters and hilarious idisoyncracies... Kimberling shows much promise
Shortlist
[The] coolest of cool... a quirky and memorable debut
Guardian
Captivating... Snapper could do for birdwatchers what Annie Proulx did for small-town newspaper reporters and cowboys
Independent on Sunday
Brilliant... an absolute joy of a book. I predict big things for it
Scott Pack, <i>Me and My Big Mouth </i>
Fascinating and captivating
Washington Post
Funny and adroit fiction
Margaret Atwood, via Twitter
Delightfully entertaining
Esquire
Superb... always engaging, sometimes beautiful and often funny'
Telegraph