The River Warren: A Novel

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Aug 12, 1999 - Fiction - 280 pages
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One early spring morning Two-Speed Crandall, with his wife at his side and a semitrailer full of cattle, drives through the middle of Cloten, plowing into the hardware store and killing himself, his wife, and most of the cattle. Was it an accident or suicide? No one will ever know, but a few people, including the town doctor and Two-Speed's son, have their theories. Gossip, half-truths, and painful memories are unleashed as the town tries to understand the tragedy as well as untangle their intertwined pasts. In voices as rich as the muddy river that runs through Cloten, each narrator shares what they know-always circling closer to the mystery that ties them all together. Moving back and forth through time, The River Warren creates an unforgettable sense of place and community, and introduces a remarkable new voice in American fiction.

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User Review  - Lynette Rambousek - Goodreads

Meyers does an excellent job of discriptive writing. His writings paint vivid pictures throughout even how he uses the language of Pop Bottle Pete makes you come to know him well. Read full review

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User Review  - readmuchrunfar - Goodreads

I picked this up after reading one of Meyers' short stories in an anthology. I just remember the writing sucking me in almost despite myself, and this book was the same. There were some places where I ... Read full review


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KENT MEYERS is the author of The Work of Wolves, Light in the Crossing, The River Warren, and The Witness of Combines. He is a recipient of an ALA Alex Award, two Minnesota Book Awards, and a Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association Award. His work has been included in the New York Times list of Notable Books and is published in a wide array of prestigious magazines.

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