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Working for Bigfoot

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Working for Bigfoot

Chicago wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden is used to mysterious clients with long hair and legs up to here. But when it turns out the long hair covers every square inch of his latest client's body, and the legs contribute to a nine-foot height, even the redoubtable detective realizes he's treading new ground. Strength of a River in His Shoulders is one of the legendary forest people, a Bigfoot, and he has a problem that only Harry can solve. His son Irwin is a scion, the child of a supernatural creature and a human. He's a good kid, but the extraordinary strength of his magical aura has a way of attracting trouble.
In the three novellas that make up ''Working For Bigfoot,'' collected together for the first time here, readers encounter Dresden at different points in his storied career, and in Irwin's life. As a middle-schooler, in ''B is For Bigfoot,'' Irwin attracts the unwelcome attention of a pair of bullying brothers who are more than they seem, and when Harry steps in, it turns out they have a mystical guardian of their own. At a fancy private high school in ''I Was a Teenage Bigfoot,'' Harry is called in when Irwin grows ill for the first time, and it's not just a case of mono. Finally, Irwin is all grown up and has a grown-up's typical problems as a freshman in college in ''Bigfoot on Campus,'' or would have if typical included vampires.
New York Times bestseller Jim Butcher explores the responsibilities of fatherhood and the difficulties of growing up with the elements Dresden Files fans crave—detection, adventure, humor, and magic.
Chicago wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden is used to mysterious clients with long hair and legs up to here. But when it turns out the long hair covers every square inch of his latest client's body, and the legs contribute to a nine-foot height, even the redoubtable detective realizes he's treading new ground. Strength of a River in His Shoulders is one of the legendary forest people, a Bigfoot, and he has a problem that only Harry can solve. His son Irwin is a scion, the child of a supernatural creature and a human. He's a good kid, but the extraordinary strength of his magical aura has a way of attracting trouble.
In the three novellas that make up ''Working For Bigfoot,'' collected together for the first time here, readers encounter Dresden at different points in his storied career, and in Irwin's life. As a middle-schooler, in ''B is For Bigfoot,'' Irwin attracts the unwelcome attention of a pair of bullying brothers who are more than they seem, and when Harry steps in, it turns out they have a mystical guardian of their own. At a fancy private high school in ''I Was a Teenage Bigfoot,'' Harry is called in when Irwin grows ill for the first time, and it's not just a case of mono. Finally, Irwin is all grown up and has a grown-up's typical problems as a freshman in college in ''Bigfoot on Campus,'' or would have if typical included vampires.
New York Times bestseller Jim Butcher explores the responsibilities of fatherhood and the difficulties of growing up with the elements Dresden Files fans crave—detection, adventure, humor, and magic.
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  • A martial arts enthusiast whose résumé includes a long list of skills rendered obsolete at least two hundred years ago, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He lives mostly inside his own head so that he can write down the conversation of his imaginary friends, but his head can generally be found in Independence, Missouri. Jim is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera novels, and the Cinder Spires series, which began with The Aeronaut's Windlass.
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    May 4, 2015
    Butcher emphasizes the lighter
    side of his Chicago-based wizard PI, Harry Dresden, in this collection of
    three novellas with a common client, a Sasquatch known as River Shoulders.
    In “B Is for Bigfoot,” River Shoulders hires Harry to look out for the Sasquatch’s half-human son, Irwin, who is unaware
    of the truth of his parentage. Irwin, an
    elementary school student, is the target
    of bullies, who prove to be motivated by more than just ordinary cruelty. Having successfully resolved that problem, Harry is again approached by River Shoulders when Irwin is taken ill with a mysterious malady as a teenager in “I Was a Teenage Bigfoot.” In the concluding section, “Bigfoot on Campus,” River Shoulders fears that his now college-age son is in danger. Butcher leavens classic hard-boiled first-person narration (“She was blond, about five-foot-six, and my logical mind told me that every inch of her was a bad idea”) with humor in these amuse-bouches aimed squarely at longtime fans. Agent: Jennifer Jackson, Donald Maass Literary Agency.

  • AudioFile Magazine Private investigator/wizard Harry Dresden has seen it all. While performing this audiobook, narrator James Marsters gives voice to a weariness that perfectly conveys Dresden's worldview. In all three stories in this collection, the magical PI is hired by, that's right, Bigfoot. As described by Butcher and performed by Marsters, Bigfoot has a rumbling voice with a slight Native American accent. Butcher's long-running Dresden Files series has a champion in Marsters; he has narrated all the audiobooks. His familiarity allows him to slip seamlessly into Dresden's shoes and spin a magical aural web, which even new listeners will become caught up in. G.D. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine
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