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Jim dodge might have pulled off something very profound or he may just be sitting on the stoop of his ranch chuckling at how he’s yanking our chains.

Fup – a modern fable by Jim Dodge

The blurb at the back of Fupa novella by Jim Dodgesays: The belly laughter that is likely to occur in the last fourth of the book could sustain you for weeks. Granddaddy Jake’s life has been the more colourful. You’ll love the mim checkers tournament.

This isn’t one of them. Retrieved from ” http: I now know what’s important and how to be still.

Fup – a modern fable by Jim Dodge

It just ain’t possible to explain some things, maybe even most things. And, at least for now, it’s not available on Kindle, so you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled for a hard copy and when you see one, snatch it up and find out what all the fuss is about. He worked at it every night for a year till he’d produced a “huge ungainly manuscript”, then spent almost a decade pounding into shape. Fuphowever, is only called, Fupnot Fup: It is about the functional dysfunctional family that they form.


I really struggled with the ‘Fup Duck’ thing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To which he replied: I tend not to trust blurb, Drodbar ; they lie.

Despite the directness of the prose, there is an intuitive depth that I ascribe to exceptional observation of the natural world and the human character. There is Jlm Jake – who makes and drinks a whiskey called Death Whisper – and his grandson Tiny. What’s more, Fup can be read in about 60 minutes – it’s the Anti-Proust! The bride and groom exchanged vows while standing on the wing of an x jet fighter.

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Granddaddy Jake found him to be an excellent companion, for in that time Johnny Seven Moons didn’t utter a word — just sat sipping from his jar, gazing at the day, the night, calmly and extremely still. I love this book.

I actually took it as a journalist when I was against deadlines. To which he replied:. He has had many jobs including apple picker, a carpet layer, a teacher, a professional gambler, a shepherd, a woodcutter and an environmental restorer. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. You should be able to pick up a cheap copy no problems. Dodge was 39, a former “airforce brat” who had ended up in a commune with a bunch of fellow free spirits, working with their hands to repair environmental damage.

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Stone Junction was actually Dodge’s first attempt at a novel, begun when the poetry dried up. Except “Fup Duck”, which it took me the longest time to get. Particularly when they sit together at the drive in. The edition I read also included some creative drawings which collaborated nicely!

And I’m not a drug mystic. This is a book that is short, in pages and on pretensions.

Read it to all my grandkids. Granddaddy Jake Santee has, after six and a half decades of riotous living, found the secret of immortality.