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Título: THE RIVER WHY
Editorial: Hutchinson & Co. Ltd, London
Año de publicación: 1983
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included
Edición: FIRST U.K. EDITION.
Zen and the art of flyfishing, done as fiction. Mild shelf-wear, rear corners lightly nudged, sunning to inside flaps of dust jacket. Nice copy of First British Edition of Duncan's first book. VERY GOOD PLUS IN VERY GOOD PLUS DJ. N° de ref. de la librería 58218
Sinopsis: 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 secluded cabin on a remote riverbank 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.
Here, then, is a funny, sensitive, unforgettable story about the relationships among men, women, the environment, and the human soul.
Críticas: David James Duncan's first novel has gained an increasingly wide audience over the years--some might even call it a following. This coming-of-age tale of Gus Orviston's search for the Pacific Northwest's elusive steelhead, a metaphor for Gus's internal quest for self-knowledge, appeals to all who cherish a good yarn and memorable characters. Uncle Zeke's colorful rendition of Gus's conception on the banks of the Deschutes River is itself worth the price of purchase.
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