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New York Times Bestselling Author Chuck Kosterman's First Novel

Somewhere in North Dakota, there is a town called Owl that isn't there. Disco is over, but punk never happened. They don't have cable. They don't really have pop culture, unless you count grain prices and alcoholism. People work hard and then they die. They hate the government and impregnate teenage girls. But that's not nearly as awful as it sounds; in fact, sometimes it's perfect.

Mitch Hrlicka lives in Owl. He plays high school football and worries about his weirdness, or lack thereof. Julia Rabia just moved to Owl. She gets free booze and falls in love with a self-loathing bison farmer who listens to Goats Head Soup. Horace Jones has resided in Owl for seventy-three years. He consumes a lot of coffee, thinks about his dead wife, and understands the truth. They all know each other completely, except that they've never met.

Like a colder, Reagan-era version of The Last Picture Show fused with Friday Night Lights, Chuck Klosterman's Downtown Owl is the unpretentious, darkly comedic story of how it feels to exist in a community where rural mythology and violent reality are pretty much the same thing. Loaded with detail and unified by a (very real) blizzard, it's technically about certain people in a certain place at a certain time ... but it's really about a problem. And the problem is this: What does it mean to be a normal person? And there is no answer. But in Downtown Owl what matters more is how you ask the question.

About the Author

Chuck Klosterman is the author Of Fargo Rock City; Sex, Drugs, And Cocoa Puffs; and Killing Yourself To Live. He is a columnist for Esquire and has written for GQ, Spin, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The Believer, and ESPN.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743573726
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Klosterman, Chuck
Read by:
Rabe, Lily
Read by:
Hall, Philip Baker
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TBA
Read:
Hall, Philip Baker
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readers, multiple
Read:
Rabe, Lily
Author:
Hall, Phillip Baker
Author:
Kilmer, Val
Author:
readers, multiple
Author:
Rabe, Lily
Author:
Boutsikaris, Dennis
Author:
Nobbs, Keith
Author:
Wiggins, Wiley
Author:
TBA
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
North dakota
Subject:
Audiobooks
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080916
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.88 x 5 in 8.575 oz
Media Run Time:
540

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