When Bruce Dinkle becomes obsessed with eating only local food, his zeal badly exceeds his judgment. After alienating his family by enforcing a strict locavore and urban agriculturist lifestyle, he abandons them by bicycle on a quixotic quest to learn where food comes from. He quickly becomes enmeshed in a small Michigan farming community where he goes to work for a large crop farmer, meets a sagacious veterinarian, and falls for a randy goat lady�all part of a sprawling cast of characters who enliven this often hilarious, mix of food, family, sex, and a little violence down on the farm. Think Michael Pollan meets James Herriot and Carl Hiaasen.
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James W. Crissman is a veterinary pathologist and former large animal veterinarian. He is the author of a 1998 Pudding House Publications chapbook, Jailbait in Holy Water
, and has won numerous prizes for his poetry. His short story, Wallhangers
, won the 2007 Dirt Rag literature contest. Root Cause: the story of a food fight fugitive
is his first novel. Jim and his veterinarian wife Jill live on a small farm in central Michigan where they�ve grown three children and much of their food for more than twenty years.
For more on the author and Root Cause, please visit www.jame swcrissman.com