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The river why : a novel

by Duncan, David James. (Author)

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Since its publication in 1983, THE RIVER WHY has become a classic. David James Duncan's sweeping novel is a coming-of-age comedy about love, nature, and the quest for self-discovery, written in a voice as distinct and powerful as any in American letters. Gus Orviston is a young fly fisherman who lea... Full description

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Summary: Since its publication in 1983, THE RIVER WHY has become a classic. David James Duncan's sweeping novel is a coming-of-age comedy about love, nature, and the quest for self-discovery, written in a voice as distinct and powerful as any in American letters. Gus Orviston is a young fly fisherman who leaves behind his comically schizoid family to find his own path. Taking refuge in a remote cabin, he sets out in pursuit of the Pacific Northwest's elusive steelhead. But what begins as a physical quarry becomes a spiritual one as his quest for self-knowledge batters him with unforeseeable experiences.
Physical Description: viii, 419 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN: 031626122X
9780316261227
0786154055
9780786154050
Author Notes: David James Duncan has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes & has won a Montana Arts Council Award. He lives in Montana.

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