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The river swimmer : novellas

Author: Jim Harrison
Publisher: New York Grove Press, [2014] ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contemporary fiction. A "New York Times" best-seller, enthusiastically received by critics and embraced by readers, "The River Swimmer" is Jim Harrison at his most memorable: two men, one young and one older, confronting inconvenient loves and the encroachment of urbanity on nature, written with freshness, abundant wit, and profound humanity. In "The Land of Unlikeness," Clive--a failed artist, divorced and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Harrison
ISBN: 9780802122209 0802122205
OCLC Number: 873089231
Description: 198 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The land of unlikeness --
The river swimmer.
Responsibility: Jim Harrison.

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Contemporary fiction. A "New York Times" best-seller, enthusiastically received by critics and embraced by readers, "The River Swimmer" is Jim Harrison at his most memorable: two men, one young and one older, confronting inconvenient loves and the encroachment of urbanity on nature, written with freshness, abundant wit, and profound humanity. In "The Land of Unlikeness," Clive--a failed artist, divorced and grappling with the vagaries of his declining years--reluctantly returns to his family's Michigan farmhouse to visit his aging mother. The return to familiar territory triggers a jolt of renewal--of ardor for his high school sweetheart, of his relationship with his estranged daughter, and of his own lost love of painting. In "The River Swimmer," Harrison ventures into the magical as an Upper Peninsula farm boy is irresistibly drawn to swimming as an escape, and sees otherworldly creatures in the water. Faced with the injustice and pressure of coming of age, he takes to the river and follows its siren song all the way across Lake Michigan.

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