The River Why

Brand: Sierra Club Books
SKU: DADAX0871563215
ISBN : 9780871563217
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The River Why

Since its publication by Sierra Club Books more than two decades ago, The River Why has become a classic, standing with Norman Maclean’s A River Runs Through It as our era’s most widely read fiction about fly-fishing. This captivating and exuberant tale is told by Gus Orviston, an irreverent young fly fisherman and one of the most appealing heroes in contemporary American fiction.
Leaving behind a madcap, fishing-obsessed family, Gus decides to strike out on his own, taking refuge in a remote riverbank cabin to pursue his own fly-fishing passion with unrelenting zeal. But instead of finding fishing bliss, Gus becomes increasingly troubled by the degradation of the natural world around him and by the spiritual barrenness of his own life. His desolation drives him on a reluctant quest for self-discovery and meaning -- ultimately fruitful beyond his wildest dreams.
Stylistically adept and ambitious in scope, The River Why is a touching and powerful novel by an important voice in American fiction.
In a new Afterword written for this twentieth-anniversary edition, David James Duncan reflects on the genesis of his book and on the surprising link between fishing and wisdom.

Specifications of The River Why

GENERAL
AuthorDavid James Duncan
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1st
ISBN-100871563215
ISBN-139780871563217
PublisherSierra Club Books
Number Of Pages304
Publication Date1983
DIMENSIONS
Height8.63 inch.
Length6 inch.
Width1 inch.
Weight0.95 pounds.

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