The River Why by David James Duncan audiobook

The River Why

By David James Duncan
Read by Dick Hill

Little, Brown & Company, Hachette Book Group

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781478949596

  • ISBN: 9781478949565

  • ISBN: 9781538437384

Runtime: 15.31 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The classic novel of fly fishing and spirituality republished with a new afterword by the author.

Since its publication in 1983, The River Why has become a classic. David James Duncan’s sweeping novel is a coming-of-age comedy about love, nature, and the quest for self-discovery, written in a voice as distinct and powerful as any in American letters.

Gus Orviston is a young fly fisherman who leaves behind his comically schizoid family to find his own path. Taking refuge in a remote cabin, he sets out in pursuit of the Pacific Northwest’s elusive steelhead. But what begins as a physical quarry becomes a spiritual one as his quest for self-knowledge batters him with unforeseeable experiences.

Profoundly reflective about our connection to nature and to one another, The River Why is also a comedic roller coaster. Like Gus, the reader emerges utterly changed, stripped bare by the journey Duncan so expertly navigates.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A whirlwind, madcap, humorous, and sensitive novel.” New York Times

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: David James Duncan

Author Bio: David James Duncan

David James Duncan, novelist, essayist, and fly fisherman, is the award-winning author of two bestselling novels, as well as a collection of short stories and a memoir. His novel The Brothers K won the American Library Association Best Books Award and was a New York Times Notable Book. His work has appeared in Harper’s, Sierra, and Gray’s Sporting Journal. He lives with his family beside a Montana trout stream.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 15.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English