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Mink River By Brian Doyle

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This book gives $1.25. High Five!

Mink River By Brian Doyle

$18.95 $12.89


Like Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood and Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, Brian Doyle's stunning fiction debut brings a town to life through the jumbled lives and braided stories of its people.

In a small fictional town on the Oregon coast there are love affairs and almost-love-affairs, mystery and hilarity, bears and tears, brawls and boats, a garrulous logger and a silent doctor, rain and pain, Irish immigrants and Salish stories, mud and laughter. There's a Department of Public Works that gives haircuts and counts insects, a policeman addicted to Puccini, a philosophizing crow, beer and berries. An expedition is mounted, a crime committed, and there's an unbelievably huge picnic on the football field. Babies are born. A car is cut in half with a saw. A river confesses what it's thinking. . .

It's the tale of a town, written in a distinct and lyrical voice, and readers will close the book more than a little sad to leave the village of Neawanaka, on the wet coast of Oregon, beneath the hills that used to boast the biggest trees in the history of the world.

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Oregon State University Press; 1St Edition edition (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870715852
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870715853
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
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