Downtown Owl

A Novel

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Publisher Description

New York Times bestselling author of The Nineties and “one of America’s top cultural critics” (Entertainment Weekly) Chuck Klosterman’s debut novel brilliantly captures the charm and dread of small-town life—soon to be a major motion picture starring Ed Harris, Vanessa Hudgens, and Henry Golding!

Somewhere in rural North Dakota, there is a fictional town called Owl. They don’t have cable. They don’t really have pop culture, but they do have grain prices and alcoholism. People work hard and then they die. But that’s not nearly as awful as it sounds; in fact, sometimes it’s perfect. Mitch Hrlicka lives in Owl. He plays high school football and worries about his weirdness, or lack thereof. Julia Rabia just moved to Owl. A history teacher, she gets free booze and falls in love with a self-loathing bison farmer. Widower and local conversationalist Horace Jones has resided in Owl for seventy-three years. They all know each other completely, except that they’ve never met. But when a deadly blizzard—based on an actual storm that occurred in 1984—hits the area, their lives are derailed in unexpected and powerful ways. An unpretentious, darkly comedic story of how it feels to exist in a community where local mythology and violent reality are pretty much the same thing, Downtown Owl is “a satisfying character study and strikes a perfect balance between the funny and the profound” (Publishers Weekly).

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2008
September 16
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
2.3
MB

Customer Reviews

jaypiv ,

Great first novel

I was so eager to read this, being a fan of Chuck for so long. He did not disappoint. Great character development and storylines, it was a pleasure to read.

tiredarewe ,

Downtown Owl

I loved this book! Know the author and the book brought back memories for me of high school and our hometown!! If you want a good read this is a good one!!

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