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The Typewriter Satyr

The Typewriter Satyr

(2009)
A novel by

 
Welcome to Midvale, a city of liberal-minded (but not too liberal-minded) folk in the heart of Wisconsin. Midvale is home to Oliver Poole, lanky and gray-haired father of four sons, husband of Diana (a prominent divorce lawyer), left fielder for an over-the-hill softball team called the Old Hatters, and sole proprietor of a typewriter repair shop (a trade that one of his sons compares to singing folk music on the street and waiting for someone to drop a nickel in the hat). Midvale is home, too, to Annelise Scharfenberg, a thirty-something, sugar-craving, aspiring Buddhist who works as a late-night music-and-gab-show host at a fringe radio station. When Annelise, a collector of old-fashioned things, walks into Oliver's shop bearing a typewriter scavenged from an alley, a romance ensues, with consequences both comic and tragic. Set during the early years of the Iraq war, The Typewriter Satyr is flush with colorful characters, including a Syrian coffeehouse owner who believes the Bush government is after him, a Buddhist monk who grew up in rural Wisconsin, a painter known as the Rabbit Master, and a homeless writer who roams the streets of Midvale in search of a missing shoe. In The Typewriter Satyr Dwight Allen has created a world that, as the novelist Michelle Huneven notes, 'speaks to the powerful tides of longing and loneliness surging through all of us.'

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: The Typewriter Satyr: A Novel
Author(s): Dwight Allen
ISBN: 0-299-22990-4 / 978-0-299-22990-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
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Kindle Editions

March 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Typewriter Satyr: A Novel
Author(s): Dwight Allen
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Typewriter Satyr: A Novel
Author(s): Dwight Allen
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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