The River Why

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Bantam Books, 1984 - Fiction - 293 pages
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Not in recent memory has there been such a unique and vibrant fictional character--a character who could make us laugh so easily, feel so deeply, who speaks with such startling truth about the way we live, as Gus Orviston--the irreverent young flyfisherman in The River Why.

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User Review  - Dawn Weaver - Goodreads

What I liked: I love this writer despite his crass irreverence. (Thus my hesitance to recommend his book.) He has such a quirky way of seeing things and capturing the hilarity of even serious things ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kevin Neilson - Goodreads

There is a good book hidden inside The River Why, though I couldn't call it a good book. It's a bit of a mess, all over the map. In the afterword the author says some publishers wanted to whittle it ... Read full review


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About the author (1984)

David James Duncan has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes & has won a Montana Arts Council Award. He lives in Montana.

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