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Fup: A Modern Fable | Jim Dodge
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Fup is a tale of two humans, one duck and several vats of home-brewed whisky. There's Grandaddy Jake Santee, 99 years old, an unreformed gambler, cranky reprobate and fierce opponent of the work ethic. Thanks to his home-distilled hooch, Ol' Death Whisper, he reckons he's in with good shot at immortality. And then there's Tiny, adopted at the age of four by Grandaddy Jake, a giant young man as gentle as Jake is belligerent. And then there's Fup, an uncompromising twenty-pound mallard, partial to a drink herself, whose unique presence transforms the Santee household. Hilarious, heartwarming and magical, Fup is a contemporary fable that inspires an almost evangelical fervour in all who read it. It is a work of enormous originality with a giant heart.
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Booksnchill
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#7Covers7Days #Day4 We all need a duck!

Erofan Beautiful 😍 2mo
britt_brooke So pretty! 2mo
TNbookworm Wow, what a unique cover! 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💙💙 2mo
KarenUK Lovely! 💕 2mo
LeahBergen Love it! 2mo
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JCozgrove
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Saw this in a bookstore in Dublin yesterday and felt a weirdly strong urge to buy it. Looks like a fun little read!!

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Iceangel9
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This novella is soooo awesome. Why am I just now finding this? Read this book!

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smccallum
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I've been thinking about this book for awhile now having finished it about a week ago. It is definitely charming in a Southern American Gothic way so if you're really into that and need a fix this is fantastic. I was Southerned out by O'Connor so the after effect was somewhat of a slow burner. I'm very happy I read this, it has fantastic character and, I think, some really beautiful ideas. Recommend.

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smccallum
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Part one of today's reading plans!

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JonathanDunne
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I read this novella a few years ago and I think about it every now and again... especially the bizarre finale. Think I'll have another read. It's about a duck called Fup and 99 year old Grandaddy Jake Santee on the outside but an allegorical fable on the inside - it is whatever you want it to be, in other words 😂

ApoptyGina69 I love this book so much. I posted about it early in the summer. Good to see it again, and with a totally different cover than mine. 3y
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JonathanDunne
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Fup by Jim Dodge is a humourous little novella/fable/fairy-tale about an old man living in the hills of California with a duck , aptly named Fup Duck. I just love the Adventures they get up to. The ending is quite bizarre and has opinions divided but if you possess an Imagination this little book will fly.

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ApoptyGina69
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A timeless fable I recommend whole-heartedly. I'm currently enjoying a glass of wine, but remembering this story makes me crave a shot of whiskey and a few tissues. #FunFridayPhoto book with an animal on the cover. I've noticed a surprising amount of posts for this category are books with birds on the cover. 🤔🐥🐔🕊🐧

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