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Fierce invalids home from hot climates

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."@en
  • "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 the author, 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."@en
  • "Les aventures de Switters, personnalité complexe, à la fois anarchiste et agent du gouvernement, pacifiste et à la solde de la CIA... Il livre, dans la jungle amazonienne, un combat dont il ne sortira pas indemne avec un étrange chaman. Il se retrouve ensuite au Moyen-Orient, dans un couvent de nonnes défroquées qui le mettent sur la piste de la prophétie de la Vierge Fatima, en 1917."
  • "The bestselling author of "Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas" and "Skinny Legs and All" makes his triumphant return. Robbins explores, challenges, mocks, and celebrates virtually every major aspect of our contemporary era as he brings onstage the most complex and compelling character he's ever created."@en
  • "Switters is a contradiction for all seasons: an anarchist who works for the government; a pacifist who carries a gun; a vegetarian who sobs up ham gravy; a cyberwiz who hates computers; a robust bon vivant who can be as squeamish as any fop; 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.)."
  • "Switters, an anarchist pacifist who works for the government and carries a gun, chases after his teenage stepsister, only to become madly enamored of a nun a decade older than he is."@en
  • "Switters, an anarchist pacifist who works for the government and carries a gun, chases after his teenage stepsister, only to become madly enamored of a nun a decade older than he is."

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  • "Humorous fiction"@en
  • "Large type books"@en
  • "Satire"@en
  • "Satire"
  • "Adventure stories"
  • "American fiction"
  • "Americké romány"
  • "Powieść amerykańska"@pl
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Adventure fiction"
  • "Adventure fiction"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en

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  • "Kalekie dzikusy z gorących krajów"@pl
  • "Féroces infirmes, retour des pays chauds"
  • "Fierce invalids home from hot climates"
  • "Fierce invalids home from hot climates"@en
  • "Féroces infirmes : retour des pays chauds : [roman]"
  • "Když se z teplých krajů vrátí rozpálení invalidé"
  • "Fierce invalids home from hot climates [Large print version]"@en
  • "Kalekie dzikusy z goracych krajow"
  • "Féroces infirmes retour des pays chauds"