The Bucolic Plague

The Bucolic Plague

How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir

By Josh Kilmer-Purcel; Johnny Heller (Read by)

Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781452633114

Publication Date: June 22, 2011

Description
A happy series of accidents and a doughnut-laden escape upstate take Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner, Brent Ridge, to the doorstep of the magnificent (and fabulously for sale) Beekman Mansion. And so begins their transformation from uptight urbanites into the two-hundred-year-old-mansion-owning Beekman Boys. Suddenly Josh-a full-time New Yorker with a successful advertising career-and Brent find themselves weekend farmers, surrounded by nature's bounty and an eclectic cast: roosters who double as a wedding cover band; Bubbly, the bionic cat; and a herd of goats, courtesy of their new caretaker, Farmer John. The Bucolic Plague is a tart and sweet, touching and laugh-out-loud funny story about goats, mud, homemade soap, approaching middle age, and finding new depths of love and commitment wherever you live.


About the Author
Josh Kilmer-Purcell is the bestselling author of the novel Candy Everybody Wants and the star of Planet Green's documentary television series The Fabulous Beekman Boys.

Johnny Heller has earned multiple Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, including one for Closing Time by Joe Queenan, and has earned two Audie Awards and many more nominations. Named one of the Top Fifty Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile, he has recorded over five hundred titles.


Praise For The Bucolic Plague

"Kilmer-Purcell fertilizes this narrative until it reeks of charm." ---The New York Times