The English Major (Google eBook)

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Grove Press, Oct 1, 2009 - Fiction - 272 pages
34 Reviews
"It used to be Cliff and Vivian and now it isn't." With these words, Jim Harrison begins a riotous, moving novel that sends a sixty-something man, divorced and robbed of his farm by a late-blooming real estate shark of an ex-wife, on a road trip across America. Cliff is armed with a childhood puzzle of the United States and a mission to rename all the states and state birds, the latter of which have been unjustly saddled with white men's banal monikers up until now. His adventures take him through a whirlwind affair with a former student from his high-school-teacher days twenty-some years before, to a "snake farm" in Arizona owned by an old classmate, and to the high-octane existence of his son, a big-time movie producer who has just bought an apartment over the Presidio in San Francisco. Now in paperback, Jim Harrison's riotous and moving cross-country novel, "The English Major," is the map of a man's journey into, and out of, himself. It is vintage Harrison--reflective, big-picture American, and replete with wicked wit.
  

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User Review  - Iowa City Public Library - Goodreads

I recently made a good find in the Book End: The English Major by Jim Harrison. Although the title makes it sound like an epic love story set in colonial Africa, it couldn't be farther from the truth ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kkraemer - Goodreads

My generation learned that one way to the self is through travel when we read Catcher in the Rye. Then, we read On the Road, and, later, Travels with Charley. Now part of the "new middle aged" group ... Read full review

Contents

MICHIGAN
1
WISCONSIN
9
MINNESOTA
16
NORTH DAKOTA
24
SOUTH DAKOTA
32
NEBRASKA
39
NEBRASKA II
46
WYOMING
53
CALIFORNIA III
128
CALIFORNIA IV
136
CALIFORNIA V
143
ARIZONA
150
ARIZONA II
157
ARIZONA III
164
NEW MEXICO
172
UTAH
179

MONTANA
60
MONTANA II
68
MONTANA III
74
MONTANA IV
81
IDAHO
89
WASHINGTON NOT DC
97
OREGON
105
CALIFORNIA
113
CALIFORNIA II
120
MONTANA REDUX
186
MONTANA REDUX II
193
MONTANA REDUX III
201
MONTANA REDUX IV
209
MONTANA REDUX V
216
MONTANA REDUX VI
224
MONTANA REDUX VII
232
MICHIGAN
239
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About the author (2009)

Jim Harrison is the author of over twenty-five books of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The winner of a national Endowment for the Arts grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship, he has had work published in twenty-two languages.

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