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 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. Download and start listening now!