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Red Tuque Books Inc.  9780981245164
Title: Tales from the Grub 'n' Rub
Author: Peter Robin
ISBN: 9780981245164
Publication Date: 2012
Publisher: Peter Robin
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Price: 16.95

Peter Robin's hilarious stories of a '60s youth leave anyone of the right age wondering how they missed it and the rest of us glad we did. In this first collection he explores the wonder of life in small town northern British Columbia.

Robin's essays range across raggedy-ass friends; freedom to test the bounds of juvenile stupidity; hurts treated with a dose of that'll learn ya's and a dummy-up knuckle to the melon; a Christmas concert with a flatulent camel; camp-outs that lasted all summer; flying drunk; and a grizzly bear rodeo with an immigrant boy and a dog named Jink.

This uproarious new talent can even make a terrifying bear encounter sound funny. It's hair-straight-back all right and grab-your-belly laughs when Robin lets 'er rip like a logger on laughing gas.

Review - Although the subjects are lighter, Robin's witty observations reminded me of writers such as Roddy Doyle and David Mitchell. He has the same ability to conjure the hilarity, the innocence and the stupidity of childhood adventure. ... Just in time for July 1, the Grub 'n' Rub gives readers insight into a bit of off-the-beaten track, small town Canadian history. - Heather Allen, Penticton Western News