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Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time (P.S.)

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Welcome to New Auburn, Wisconsin, where the local vigilante is a farmer's wife armed with a pistol and a Bible, the most senior member of the volunteer fire department is a cross-eyed butcher with one kidney and two ex-wives (both of whom work at the only gas station in town), and the back roads are haunted by the ghosts of children and farmers. Against a backdrop of fires and tangled wrecks, bar fights and smelt feeds, Population: 485 is a comic and sometimes heartbreaking true tale leavened with quieter meditations on an overlooked America.

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"Swells with unadorned heroism. He's the real thing." USA Today

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"This is a quietly devastating book — intimate and disarming and lovely." Esquire

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"In the best tradition of books that pay quiet homage to community servicy, place, and the men and women who live there. A perfectly pitched celebration of small-town life." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Michael Perry is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling memoir Population: 485 in addition to the essay collection Off Main Street. He lives in Wisconsin.

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Madam Pince, February 24, 2008 (view all comments by Madam Pince)
Perfectly sums up small-town life -- coping with isolation, family, community and figuring out where you belong.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061363504
Author:
Perry, Michael
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Medical - General
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Emergency medical technicians
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Perry, Michael
Subject:
Volunteer fire fighters - Wisconsin -
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
7.96x5.32x.65 in. .46 lbs.

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Product details 280 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061363504 Reviews:
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"Review" by , "This is a quietly devastating book — intimate and disarming and lovely."
"Review" by , "In the best tradition of books that pay quiet homage to community servicy, place, and the men and women who live there. A perfectly pitched celebration of small-town life."
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