Population: 485

Population: 485

Sinopsis

After a 12-year absence, a real-life prodigal seeks to serve his hometown -- New Auburn, Wisconsin, population: 485 -- by joining the volunteer fire and rescue department. In a place where men post claims of manhood on bug deflectors, where the local vigilante is a farmer's wife with a pistol and a Bible, and where the most senior firefighter is a cross-eyed butcher with one kidney and two ex-wives (both of whom work at the only gas station in town), writer Michael Perry sets out "to meet my neighbors at the invitation of the fire siren."

This audio also includes eight wise and witty essays selected from Perry's new book, Off Main Street. Whether fighting fires, playing nurse to a murderer, hitting the road with a truck driver, or meditating on Elvis and osmosis, Perry shows us that his small-town roots have not limited his worldview -- in fact, they've enlarged it in some of the subtlest, most observant and memorable ways possible. This collection is a diverse and generous survey of the author's talents as a journalist, penetrating observer and rural-bred storyteller of Wisconsin.

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Capítulos

  • Chapter 001
    Duración: 08min
  • Chapter 002
    Duración: 13min
  • Chapter 003
    Duración: 07min
  • Chapter 004
    Duración: 09min
  • Chapter 005
    Duración: 06min
  • Chapter 006
    Duración: 16min
  • Chapter 007
    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 008
    Duración: 08min
  • Chapter 009
    Duración: 07min
  • Chapter 010
    Duración: 11min
  • Chapter 011
    Duración: 09min
  • Chapter 012
    Duración: 09min
  • Chapter 013
    Duración: 12min
  • Chapter 014
    Duración: 07min
  • Chapter 015
    Duración: 09min
  • Chapter 016
    Duración: 12min
  • Chapter 017
    Duración: 08min
  • Chapter 018
    Duración: 07min
  • Chapter 019
    Duración: 12min
  • Chapter 020
    Duración: 17min
  • Chapter 021
    Duración: 09min
  • Chapter 022
    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 023
    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 024
    Duración: 09min
  • Chapter 025
    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 026
    Duración: 07min
  • Chapter 027
    Duración: 09min
  • Chapter 028
    Duración: 12min
  • Chapter 029
    Duración: 11min
  • Chapter 030
    Duración: 08min
  • Chapter 031
    Duración: 08min
  • Chapter 032
    Duración: 12min
  • Chapter 033
    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 034
    Duración: 11min
  • Chapter 035
    Duración: 09min
  • Chapter 036
    Duración: 12min
  • Chapter 037
    Duración: 12min
  • Chapter 038
    Duración: 11min
  • Chapter 039
    Duración: 15min
  • Chapter 040
    Duración: 02min
  • Chapter 041
    Duración: 02min
  • Chapter 042
    Duración: 02min
  • Chapter 043
    Duración: 26s
  • sample-220
    Duración: 01min

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