The summer he didn't die
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Jim Harrison's is one of our finest writers, whose robust, tender, and deeply felt fictions--like "Dalva, Legends of the Fall, The Road Home, and his most recent novel, the widely acclaimed "True North--have made their mark on the contemporary american literary landscape. Now he delivers a collection of three novellas infused with all the wisdom and generous spirit that have made him one of our masters. Witty, earthy, and joyful, "The Summer He Didn't Die is a sheer celebration of life and all its magic. In the title novella, "The Summer He Didn't Die," Brown Dog, a hapless Michigan Indian loved by Harrison; s readers, is trying to parent his two stepchildren and take care of his family's health on meager resources--it helps a bit that his charms are irresistible to the new dentist in town. "Republican Wives" is a riotous satire on the sexual neuroses of the right, the mystery of why any person desires another, and the irrational power of love that, when thwarted, can turn so easily into an urge to murder. "Where Are We?" mines Harrison's private religion of the sensuous and sensual as integral to the transcendent joy of living. "The Summer He Didn't Die displays wit as sharp and prose as lush as any Harrison has yet written. "The Boston Globe has said of Harrison's previous novella collection, "Reading Jim Harrison is about as close as one can come in contemporary fiction to experiencing the abundant pleasures of living"--and "The Summer He Didn't die is a resonant, hilarious, and joyful ode to our journey on this earth.
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|Grouping Title||summer he didn t die|
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|author||Harrison, Jim, 1937-2016.|
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Three classic novellas from "one of our master chroniclers of human hungers, flaws, and frustrations." (The Kansas City Star).
Jim Harrison's vivid, tender, and deeply felt fictions have won him acclaim as an American master of the novella. His highly acclaimed volume of novellas, The Summer He Didn't Die, is a sparkling and exuberant collection about love, the senses, and family, no matter how untraditional. In the title novella, Brown Dog, a hapless Michigan Indian, is trying to parent his two stepchildren and take care of his family's health on meager resources. (It helps a bit that his charms are irresistible to the new dentist in town.) Republican Wives is a wicked satire on the sexual neuroses of the right, the emptiness of a life lived for the status quo, and the irrational power of love that, when thwarted, can turn so easily into an urge to murder. And Tracking is a meditation on Harrison's fascination with place, telling his own familiar mythology through the places his life has seen and the intellectual loves he has known.
With wit as sharp and prose as lush as any Harrison has yet written, The Summer He Didn't Die is a resonant, warm, and joyful ode to our journey on this earth.
"Harrison has proved to be one of our finest storytellers. These novellas are urgent and contemporary, displaying his marvelous gifts for compression and idiosyncratic language." —Los Angeles Times
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000246400|Book|Books||English|Atlantic Monthly Press,|2005.|277 p. ; 24 cm., overdrive:941cb7f7-0c4a-4f9e-9c5b-16aafa5722c2|eBook|eBook||English|Grove Atlantic|2007||
|subject_facet||Michigan -- Social life and customs -- Fiction|
|title_display||The summer he didn't die|
|title_full||The Summer He Didn't Die, The summer he didn't die / Jim Harrison|
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