Автор: Tom Robbins Название: Fierce invalids home from hot ISBN: 055337933X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553379334 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 12570 T Наличие на складе: Есть Описание: 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."
Автор: Tom Robbins Название: Jitterbug perfume ISBN: 0553348981 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553348989 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 15710 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Jitterbug Perfume is an epic. Which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn t conclude until nine o clock tonight (Paris time). It is a saga, as well. A saga must have a hero, and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing bottle. The bottle is blue, very, very old, and embossed with the image of a goat-horned god. If the liquid in the bottle actually is the secret essence of the universe, as some folks seem to think, it had better be discovered soon because it is leaking and there is only a drop or two left."
Автор: Tom Robbins Название: Skinny legs and all ISBN: 0553377884 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553377880 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 15710 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: An Arab and a Jew open a restaurant together across the street from the United Nations.... It sounds like the beginning of an ethnic joke, but it's the axis around which spins this gutsy, fun-loving, and alarmingly provocative novel, in which a bean can philosophizes, a dessert spoon mystifies, a young waitress takes on the New York art world, and a rowdy redneck welder discovers the lost god of Palestine--while the illusions that obscure humanity's view of the true universe fall away, one by one, like Salome's veils. Skinny Legs and All deals with today's most sensitive issues: race, politics, marriage, art, religion, money, and lust. It weaves lyrically through what some call the end days of our planet. Refusing to avert its gaze from the horrors of the apocalypse, it also refuses to let the alleged end of the world spoil its mood. And its mood is defiantly upbeat. In the gloriously inventive Tom Robbins style, here are characters, phrases, stories, and ideas that dance together on the page, wild and sexy, like Salome herself. Or was it Jezebel?
Автор: Tom Robbins Название: Even cowgirls get the blues ISBN: 055334949X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553349498 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 15710 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: The whooping crane rustlers are girls. Young girls. Cowgirls, as a matter of fact, all "bursting with dimples and hormones"--and the FBI has never seen anything quite like them. Yet their rebellion at the Rubber Rose Ranch is almost overshadowed by the arrival of the legendary Sissy Hankshaw, a white-trash goddess literally born to hitchhike, and the freest female of them all. Freedom, its prizes and its prices, is a major theme of Tom Robbins's classic tale of eccentric adventure. As his robust characters attempt to turn the tables on fate, the reader is drawn along on a tragicomic joyride across the badlands of sexuality, wild rivers of language, and the frontiers of the mind.
Автор: Tom Robbins Название: Villa incognito ISBN: 0553382195 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553382198 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 15710 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Imagine there are American MIAs who chose to remain missing after the Vietnam War. Imagine a family in which four generations of strong, alluring women share a mysterious connection to an outlandish figure from Japanese folklore. Imagine them part of a novel that only Tom Robbins could create--a magically crafted work as timeless as myth yet as topical as the latest international threat. But no matter how hard you try, you'll never imagine what you'll find inside the Villa Incognito: a tilt-a-whirl of identity, masquerade, and disguise that dares to pull off "the false mustache of the world" and reveal the even greater mystery underneath. For neither the mists of Laos nor the Bangkok smog, neither the overcast of Seattle nor the fog of San Francisco, neither the murk of the intelligence community nor the mummery of the circus can obscure the pure linguistic phosphor that illuminates every page of one of America's most consistently surprising and inventive writers.
Автор: Robbins Tom Название: B Is for Beer ISBN: 0061687278 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780061687273 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 17380 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: As Robbins describes it, “An adult book for children, a children’s book for adults” that tells the story of the history and culture of beer through the eyes of the young, charming, and precocious Gracie Perkel. Complete with original art by Robbins’ long-time illustrator and the quirky humor, zen insight, and memorable characters that will delight his legions of fans, B IS FOR BEER is Robbins for all ages.
Автор: Tom Robbins Название: White Weekends ISBN: 0593060156 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780593060155 Издательство: Transworld Publishers Рейтинг: Цена: 21180 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Covers several resorts for independent weekend breaks. This book includes chapters on different types of weekends. It also offers information detailing how to get there, where to stay, where to ski, where to eat and where to party.
Автор: Tom Robbins Название: Another roadside attraction ISBN: 0553349481 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553349481 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 15710 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: "Written with a style and humor that haven't been seen since Mark Twain."--Los Angeles Times What if the Second Coming didn't quite come off as advertised? What if "the Corpse" on display in that funky roadside zoo is really who they say it is--what does that portend for the future of western civilization? And what if a young clairvoyant named Amanda reestablishes the flea circus as popular entertainment and fertility worship as the principal religious form of our high-tech age? Another Roadside Attraction answers those questions and a lot more. It tell us, for example, what the sixties were truly all about, not by reporting on the psychedelic decade but by recreating it, from the inside out. In the process, this stunningly original seriocomic thriller is fully capable of simultaneously eating a literary hot dog and eroding the borders of the mind. "Hard to put down because of the sheer brilliance and fun of the writing. The sentiments of Brautigan and the joyously compassionate omniscience of Fielding dance through the pages garbed colorfully in the language of Joyce."--Rolling Stone
Автор: Robbins, Tom Название: Still life with woodpecker ISBN: 184243022X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781842430224 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 18580 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Reissue of one of Robbins`s bestloved books.
Автор: Robbins, Tom Название: Wild ducks flying backward ISBN: 1842431447 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781842431443 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 18580 T Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка. Описание: A collection of non-fiction essays and short fiction from the author of `Villa Incognito`.
Автор: Robbins Tom Название: B Is for Beer: A Children`s Book for Grown-Ups, a Grown-Up Book for Children ISBN: 0061719080 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780061719080 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 17410 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: As Robbins describes it, ” An adult book for children, a children’s book for adults” that tells the story of the history and culture of beer through the eyes of the young, charming, and precocious Gracie Perkel. Complete with original art by Robbin’s long-time illustrator and the quirky humor, zen insight, and memorable characters that will delight his legions of fans, B IS FOR BEER is Robbins for all ages.
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