Welcome to Higby


Dunn, Mark

10/03/2005 | Paperback |

ISBN: 9780413773173

About Welcome to Higby

‘A three-day weekend in Higby isn’t long enough’

USA Today


‘Laugh out loud funny and sweetly touching ... a delight’

Publishers' Weekly


‘Totally delightful, a gem of a book, one you want to recommend

to everyone.’

Publishing News


Grander and richer than we could ever have imagined ... essential reading’



‘Overwhelmingly uplifting’

The List


‘This is John Irving at his best, multiplied by T. C. Boyle ... a delight’



Welcome to Higby: a small town in northern Mississippi. Over one extraordinary Labor Day weekend, we meet, in interwoven narratives, an unforgettable cast of characters.


Stewie Kipp and Marci Luck, whose love has grown stale; Carmen Valentine and Euless Ludlam, whose shared, debilitating shyness threatens to derail a barely-started relationship; the Reverend Oren Cullen, a widower struggling to resolve ties to his emotionally distant son Clint in the midst of lingering grief and a midlife crisis; Tula Gilmurray, whose love for her brother Hank can't heal her worry over his fading mind; and Talitha Leigh, whose thirst for adventure delivers her into the hands of a food cult.


Funny, intricate and sweetly touching, with the narrative energy of a Robert Altman movie, Welcome to Higby is a Southern-comical tale about simple dreams both realised and thwarted by the complexities of the human heart. 


Praise for Mark Dunn's Ella Minnow Pea


‘...incredibly funny, incredibly charming... one of the most astonishing technical achievements I think I’ve ever seen in books... it's a joy...’

A Good Read, BBC Radio 4


‘...it’s a really rare beast...’

A Good Read, BBC Radio 4

 ‘If you liked Gulliver’s Travels, you'll love Ella Minnow Pea’

The Times


 ‘A stylish and witty gem of a novel. Perfect for our times’

Glasgow Herald


The most original novel I have ever read'

The Bookseller


‘An inventive and impressive novel’

Big Issue


Mark Dunn


Mark Dunn is the author of over twenty-five plays performed throughout the world. He has been the recipient of several national playwriting awards and was playwright-in-residence with the New Jersey Repertory Company and the Community Theatre League in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He lives in Greenwich Village.


'Clever, comical...delightful' 

Kirkus Reviews


'Laugh-out loud funny and sweetly touching...a delight' 

Publishers Weekly

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