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Short Synopsis
Adventure writer Richard Grant takes on "the most American place on Earth"—the enigmatic, beautiful, often derided Mississippi Delta.

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Richard Grant and his girlfriend were living in a shoebox apartment in New York City when they decided on a whim to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta. Dispatches from Pluto is their journey of discovery into this strange and wonderful American place.

On a remote, isolated strip of land, three miles beyond the tiny community of Pluto, Richard and his girlfriend, Mariah, embark on a new life. They learn to hunt, grow their own food, and fend off alligators, snakes, and varmints galore. They befriend an array of unforgettable local characters—blues legend T-Model Ford, cookbook maven Martha Foose, catfish farmers, eccentric millionaires, and the actor Morgan Freeman. Grant brings an adept, empathetic eye to the fascinating people he meets, capturing the rich, extraordinary culture of the Delta while tracking its utterly bizarre and criminal extremes.

"Dispatches from Pluto offers a lovely, appreciative and entertaining tour of the strange and rich Mississippi Delta." ---Self Awareness Starred Review

"The result is an honest, engaging account of life in one of America's most beguiling, bewildering cultural outposts. This book is a revelation." ---Alan Huffman, author of Mississippi in Africa

"Grindell's voicing reflects the author's wonder…" ---AudioFile
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Dispatches from Pluto

Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta

Author Richard Grant

Narrated by Shaun Grindell

Publication date Oct 13, 2015

Running time 10 hrs 10 min

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