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Tom Robbins

Tom Robbins has been called “a vital natural resource” by The Oregonian, “one of the wildest and most entertaining novelists in the world” by the Financial Times of London, and “the most dangerous writer in the world today” by Fernanda Pivano of Italy’s Corriere della Sera. A Southerner by birth, Robbins has lived in and around Seattle since 1962.

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Siddhartha
Written by Hermann Hesse, Translated by Susan Bernofsky, Introduction by Tom Robbins
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | December 2007
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7478-2 (0-8129-7478-6)

In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound... Read more






Siddhartha
Written by Hermann Hesse, Translated by Susan Bernofsky, Introduction by Tom Robbins
Modern Library | Hardcover | July 2006
$16.95/23.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-64336-4 (0-679-64336-2)

Hermann Hesse’s classic novel Siddhartha has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers. Though set in a place and time far removed from the Germany of 1922, the year of the book’s debut, the novel is infused with the sensibilities of Hesse’s time, synthesizing disparate philosophies–Eastern religions, Jungian... Read more






Another Roadside Attraction
Written by Tom Robbins
Bantam | Trade Paperback | April 1990
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-34948-1 (0-553-34948-1)

What if the Second Coming didn’t quite come off as advertised? What if “the Corpse” on display in that funky roadside zoo is really who they say it is—what does that portend for the future f western civilization? And what if a young clairvoyant named Amanda reestablishes the flea circus as... Read more






Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Written by Tom Robbins
Bantam | Trade Paperback | April 1990
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-34949-8 (0-553-34949-X)

The whooping crane rustlers are girls. Young girls. Cowgirls, as a matter of fact, all “bursting with dimples and hormones”—and the FBI has never seen anything quite like them. Yet their rebellion at the Rubber Rose Ranch is almost overshadowed by the arrival of the legendary Sissy Hankshaw, a white-trash goddess... Read more






Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates
Written by Tom Robbins
Bantam | Trade Paperback | May 2001
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-37933-4 (0-553-37933-X)

Switters is a contradiction for all seasons: an anarchist who works for the government; a pacifist who carries a gun; a vegetarian who sops up ham gravy; a cyberwhiz who hates computers; a man who, though obsessed with the preservation of innocence, is aching to deflower his high-school-age stepsister (only to... Read more






Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas
Written by Tom Robbins
Bantam | Trade Paperback | November 1995
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-37787-3 (0-553-37787-6)

When the stock market crashes on the Thursday before Easter, you—an ambitious, although ineffectual and not entirely ethical young broker—are convinced that you’re facing the Weekend from Hell. Before the market reopens on Monday, you’re going to have to scramble and scheme to cover your butt, but there’s no way you... Read more






Jitterbug Perfume
Written by Tom Robbins
Bantam | Trade Paperback | April 1990
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-34898-9 (0-553-34898-1)

Jitterbug Perfume
is an epic.

Which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn’t conclude until nine o’clock tonight (Paris time).

It is a saga, as well. A saga must have a hero, and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing bottle.

The bottle is... Read more






Skinny Legs and All
Written by Tom Robbins
Bantam | Trade Paperback | November 1995
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-37788-0 (0-553-37788-4)

An Arab and a Jew open a restaurant together across the street from the United Nations…

It sounds like the beginning of an ethnic joke, but it’s the axis around which spins Tom Robbins’s gutsy, fun-loving, and alarmingly provocative new novel, in which a bean can philosophizes, a dessert spoon mystifies, a... Read more






Still Life with Woodpecker
Written by Tom Robbins
Bantam | Trade Paperback | April 1990
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-34897-2 (0-553-34897-3)

Still Life with Woodpecker is a sort of a love story that takes place inside a pack of Camel cigarettes. It reveals the purpose of the moon, explains the difference between criminals and outlaws, examines the conflict between social activism and romantic individualism, and paints a portrait of contemporary society that... Read more






Villa Incognito
Written by Tom Robbins
Bantam | Trade Paperback | April 2004
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-38219-8 (0-553-38219-5)

Imagine there are American MIAs who chose to remain missing after the Vietnam War. Imagine a family in which four generations of strong, alluring women share a mysterious connection to an outlandish figure from Japanese folklore. Imagine them part of a novel that only Tom Robbins could create—a magically crafted work... Read more






Wild Ducks Flying Backward
Written by Tom Robbins
Bantam | Trade Paperback | August 2006
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-38353-9 (0-553-38353-1)

Known for his meaty seriocomic novels, Tom Robbins’s shorter work has appeared in publications ranging from Esquire to Harper’s, from Playboy to the New York Times. Collected here for the first time in paperback, the essays, articles, observations—and even some untypical country-music lyrics—offer a rare overview of the eclectic sensibility of... Read more





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