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Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time (Paperback)
Welcome to New Auburn, Wisconsin, where the local vigilante is a farmer's wife armed with a pistol and a Bible, the most senior member of the volunteer fire department is a cross-eyed butcher with one kidney and two ex-wives (both of whom work at the only gas station in town), and the back roads are haunted by the ghosts of children and farmers. Against a backdrop of fires and tangled wrecks, bar fights and smelt feeds, Population: 485 is a comic and sometimes heartbreaking true tale leavened with quieter meditations on an overlooked America.
About the Author
Michael Perry is an amateur pig farmer, an active member of Michael Perry is an amateur pig farmer, an active member of the local rescue service, and a contributing editor to "Men'the local rescue service, and a contributing editor to "Men's Health". He lives in rural Wisconsin with his wife and twos Health". He lives in rural Wisconsin with his wife and two daughters, and can be found online at www.sneezingcow.com. daughters, and can be found online at www.sneezingcow.com.
“Swells with unadorned heroism. He’s the real thing .”
“This is a quietly devastating book--intimate and disarming and lovely.”
-Adrienne Miller, Esquire