River teeth: stories and writings

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Doubleday, May 1, 1995 - Fiction - 259 pages
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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  "river teeth" 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 experiences--shaped by his own  river of time--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.  


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good writing, but not as good as his other two. - Goodreads
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good writing, but not as good as his other two. Read full review

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Duncan is a new favorite for me. I enjoyed his novel The River Why so much that I immediately picked up this book of collected stories and non-fiction pieces. Duncan's intro defines the term "river ... Read full review

Contents

a Definition
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Red Coats
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Her Idiots
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Copyright

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About the author (1995)

David James Duncan is the author of The River Why and The Brothers K as well as several works of nonfiction. He has won numerous awards and recognition for his work including a National Book Award nomination, and the American Library Association's 2003 Award (with Wendell Berry) for the Preservation for Intellectual Freedom, and many other honors.

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