River Teeth

River Teeth

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In his passionate, luminous novels, David James Duncan has won the devotion of countless critics and readers, earning comparisons to Harper Lee, Tom Robbins, and J.D. Salinger, to name just a few. Now Duncan distills his remarkable powers of observation into this unique collection of short stories and essays. At the heart of Duncan's tales are characters undergoing the complex and violent process of transformation, with results both painful and wondrous. Equally affecting are his nonfiction reminiscences, the qriver teethq of the title. He likens his memories to the remains of old-growth trees that fall into Northwestern rivers and are sculpted by time and water. These experiencesa€”shaped by his own river of timea€”are related with the art and grace of a master storyteller. In River Teeth, a uniquely gifted American writer blends two forms, taking us into the rivers of truth and make-believe, and all that lies in between.Always a shock, how fast the days depart here. ... holds an eye fragment, like a stray word, up to a beautiful broken facea€”he finds himself close, for the first time in his life, to understanding his sister. It will be next to impossible, this repair job.

Title:River Teeth
Author:David James Duncan
Publisher:Dial Press - 2012-01-11


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