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