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Tom Robbins

Switters is a contradiction for all seasons: an anarchist who works for the government; a pacifist who carries a gun; a vegetarian who sops up ham gravy; a cyberwhiz who hates computers; a man who, though obsessed with the preservation of innocence, is aching to deflower his high-school-age stepsister (only to become equally enamored of a nun ten years his senior). Yet there is nothing remotely wishy-washy about Switters. He doesn't merely pack a pistol. He is a pistol. And as we dog Switters's strangely elevated heels across four continents, in and out of love and danger, discovering in the process the "true" Third Secret of Fatima, we experience Tom Robbins-that fearless storyteller, spiritual renegade, and verbal break dancer-at the top of his game. On one level this is a fast-paced CIA adventure story with comic overtones; on another it's a serious novel of ideas that brings the Big Picture into unexpected focus; but perhaps more than anything else, Fierce Invalids is a sexy celebration of language and life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Switters is a contradiction for all seasons: an anarchist who works for the government; a pacifist who carries a gun; a vegetarian who sops up ham gravy; a cyberwhiz who hates computers; a man who, though obsessed with the preservation of innocence, is aching to deflower his high-school-age stepsister (only to become equally enamored of a nun ten years his senior). Yet there is nothing remotely wishy-washy about Switters. He doesn't merely pack a pistol. He is a pistol. And as we dog Switters's strangely elevated heels across four continents, in and out of love and danger, discovering in the process the "true" Third Secret of Fatima, we experience Tom Robbins-that fearless storyteller, spiritual renegade, and verbal break dancer-at the top of his game. On one level this is a fast-paced CIA adventure story with comic overtones; on another it's a serious novel of ideas that brings the Big Picture into unexpected focus; but perhaps more than anything else, Fierce Invalids is a sexy celebration of language and life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Switters is a contradiction for all seasons: an anarchist who works for the government; a pacifist who carries a gun; a vegetarian who sops up ham gravy; a cyberwhiz who hates computers; a man who, though obsessed with the preservation of innocence, is aching to deflower his high-school-age stepsister (only to become equally enamored of a nun ten years his senior). Yet there is nothing remotely wishy-washy about Switters. He doesn't merely pack a pistol. He is a pistol. And as we dog Switters's strangely elevated heels across four continents, in and out of love and danger, discovering in the process the "true" Third Secret of Fatima, we experience Tom Robbins-that fearless storyteller, spiritual renegade, and verbal break dancer-at the top of his game. On one level this is a fast-paced CIA adventure story with comic overtones; on another it's a serious novel of ideas that brings the Big Picture into unexpected focus; but perhaps more than anything else, Fierce Invalids is a sexy celebration of language and life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Keith Szarabajka

Length:

16h 16m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

49:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

48:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

47:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

46:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

51:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

50:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

49:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

48:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

48:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

44:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

51:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

49:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

53:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

50:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

47:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

47:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

51:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

48:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

46:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

44:49