Snapper (Digital Audiobook)
Publication Date: April 22, 2013
May 2013 Indie Next List
— David Enyeart, Common Good Books, St. Paul, MN
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**NPR's Best Books of the Year 2013**
A great, hilarious new voice in fiction: the poignant, all-too-human recollections of an affable bird researcher in the Indiana backwater as he goes through a disastrous yet heartening love affair with the place and its people.
Nathan Lochmueller studies birds, earning just enough money to live on. He drives a glitter-festooned truck, the Gypsy Moth, and he is in love with Lola, a woman so free-spirited and mysterious she can break a man’s heart with a sigh or a shrug. Around them swirls a remarkable cast of characters: the proprietor of Fast Eddie’s Burgers & Beer, the genius behind “Thong Thursdays”; Uncle Dart, a Texan who brings his swagger to Indiana with profound and nearly devastating results; a snapping turtle with a taste for thumbs; a German shepherd who howls backup vocals; and the very charismatic state of Indiana itself. And at the center of it all is Nathan, creeping through the forest to observe the birds he loves and coming to terms with the accidental turns his life has taken.
About the Author
BRIAN KIMBERLING grew up in Southern Indiana, and spent two years working as a professional bird watcher before living variously in the Czech Republic, Turkey, Mexico, and now England. He graduated the Bath Spa University Creative Writing MA in 2010, studying under Tessa Hadley.