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

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Description


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.

About the Author


Michael Perry is an amateur pig farmer, an active member of Michael Perry is an amateur pig farmer, an active member of the local rescue service, and a contributing editor to "Men'the local rescue service, and a contributing editor to "Men's Health". He lives in rural Wisconsin with his wife and twos Health". He lives in rural Wisconsin with his wife and two daughters, and can be found online at www.sneezingcow.com. daughters, and can be found online at www.sneezingcow.com.

Praise For…


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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060755508
ISBN-10: 0060755504
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: April 11th, 2005
Pages: 284
Language: English