Publisher's Weekly: A first novel packed with this much mesmerizing craziness is a rarity. A tale spanning four generations of the Dufore family of rural Esperance, Vt., Wilber's novel seems to have caromed off such influences as Twain, Vonnegut, Faulkner and even John Irving. Uncle Ab is doomed to burst into flames. Poor Davy is literally going soft and rotting like a piece of spoiled fruit. Bobby lives in dread of being hit by a meteor. Old Gran Marie hasn't slept in 70 years. Paul and his little son may have turned into trout. These idiosyncrasies form only a part of the patchwork heritage of the Dufore clan, and women who chose to marry a Dufore will have their hands full. Hilarity and horror overflow these pages in equal measure, sending out an intensely exuberant message that life goes on. This rich stew of a debut haunts and compels.
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About the Author
Alix Wilber grew up in Schenectady, New York. She spent three years in Africa with the Peace Corps, and has lived and studied in Vermont. She now resides in Seattle, Washington. Visit her web site at www.alixwilber.com.
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I have read this book several times over the past several years and it is always new and exciting. You fall in love with the strange characters, and it is literally one of those stories that make you gasp "I can't believe that just happened!" It's a shame this book isn't highlighted and easier to find, and no results come up for an author search, at least for the nook. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED