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Welcome to Higby : a novel

By: Dunn, Mark

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0413773175 / 9780413773173
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United Kingdom
20 cm 346 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: San Francisco, Calif.: MacAdam/Cage, 2002; London: Methuen, 2004.

Welcome to Higby, a small town in northern Mississippi.

Over one extraordinary Labor Day weekend, we meet, in interwoven narratives, an unforgettable cast of characters.

Stewie Kipp and Marci Luck, whose love has grown stale; Carmen Valentine and Euless Ludlam, whose shared, debilitating shyness threatens to derail a barely-started relationship; the Reverend Oren Cullen, a widower struggling to resolve ties to his emotionally distant son Clint in the midst of lingering grief and a midlife crisis; Tula Gilmurray, whose love for her brother Hank can't heal her worry over his fading mind; and Talitha Leigh, whose thirst for adventure delivers her into the hands of a food cult.

Funny, intricate and sweetly touching, with the narrative energy of an Altman movie, Welcome to Higby is a Southern-comical tale about simple dreams both realised and thwarted by the complexities of the human heart.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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