The river swimmer: novellas
Jim Harrison is one of America’s most beloved and critically-acclaimed authorson a par with American literary greats like Richard Ford, Anne Tyler, Robert Stone, Russell Banks, and Ann Beattie. His latest collection of novellas,The River Swimmer, is Harrison at his most memorable: a brilliant rendering of two men striving to find their way in the world, written with freshness, abundant wit, and profound humanity.In The Land of Unlikeness, sixty-year-old art history academic Clivea failed artist, divorced and grappling with the vagaries of his declining yearsreluctantly returns to his family’s Michigan farmhouse to visit his aging mother. The return to familiar territory triggers a jolt of renewalof ardor for his high school love, of his relationship with his estranged daughter, and of his own lost love of painting. InWater Baby, Harrison ventures into the magical as an Upper Peninsula farm boy is irresistibly drawn to the water as an escape, and sees otherworldly creatures there. 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.The River Swimmer is a striking portrait of two richly-drawn, profoundly human characters, and an exceptional reminder of why Jim Harrison is one of the most cherished and important writers at work today.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
|Grouped Work ID||c787d752-d6a0-885e-1d2e-186a108c73f6|
|Grouping Title||river swimmer novellas|
|Grouping Author||harrison jim|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-08-18 04:53:16AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-08-18 04:56:50AM|
|auth_author2||Harrison, Jim, 1937-2016.|
|author||Harrison, Jim, 1937-2016.|
Harrison, Jim,1937-2016.Land of unlikeness.
Harrison, Jim,1937-2016.Short stories.
Central Adult Fiction
Central Large Type
|display_description||Two novellas provide insight into the human condition as a sixty-year-old art history academic embarks on an unexpected journey of discovery and a young farm boy is drawn to the water of Lake Michigan as an escape.|
LT F HARRI
Arlington Public Library
Connection Crystal City
|series||Thorndike Press large print core|
|series_with_volume||Thorndike Press large print core||
Boys -- Fiction
Large type books
Life change events -- Fiction
Michigan -- Fiction
Older men -- Fiction
Short stories, American
|title_display||The river swimmer : novellas|
The River Swimmer Novellas
The river swimmer : novellas / Jim Harrison
The river swimmer : novellas / by Jim Harrison
|title_short||The river swimmer :|