By Michael Perry
From the acclaimed writer of Population: 485 and Truck: A Love Story comes a funny, heartfelt memoir of a brand new existence within the nation.
residing in a ramshackle Wisconsin farmhouse—faced with thirty-seven acres of fallen fences and overgrown fields, and trained by way of his pregnant spouse that she intends to convey their child at home—Michael Perry plumbs his unorthodox youth for clues to how one can continue as a farmer, a husband, and a father.
Whether he's remembering his more youthful days—when his city-bred mom and dad took in sixty or so foster little ones whereas working a sheep and dairy farm—or describing what it's prefer to be bitten within the butt whereas wrestling a pig, Perry thrives in his trademark humor.
But he additionally writes from the quieter corners of his middle, chronicling reports as cheerful because the delivery of his baby and as devastating because the loss of life of an expensive buddy.
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