Downtown Owl: A Novel

Downtown Owl: A Novel

Chuck Klosterman


big apple occasions bestselling writer and “oneofAmerica’stop cultural critics” (Entertainment Weekly) Chuck Klosterman’s debut novel brilliantly captures the allure and dread of small city life—now to be had in alternate paperback. someplace in rural North Dakota, there's a fictional city known as Owl. They don’t have cable. They don’t particularly have popular culture, yet they do have grain costs and alcoholism. humans work flat out after which they die. yet that’s now not approximately as lousy because it sounds; in truth, occasionally it’s excellent. Mitch Hrlicka lives in Owl. He performs highschool soccer and concerns approximately his weirdness, or lack thereof. Julia Rabia simply moved to Owl. A heritage instructor, she will get unfastened booze and falls in love with a self-loathing bison farmer. Widower and native conversationalist Horace Jones has resided in Owl for seventy-three years. all of them understand one another thoroughly, other than that they’ve by no means met. but if a perilous snowstorm— in keeping with an exact hurricane that happened in 1984—hits the realm, their lives are derailed in unex- pected and robust methods. An unpretentious, darkly comedic tale of ways it feels to exist in a neighborhood the place neighborhood mythology and violent truth are pretty well a similar factor, Downtown Owl is “a pleasurable personality research and moves an ideal stability among the humorous and the professional- stumbled on” (Publishers Weekly).

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