What Salmon Know: Stories

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Doubleday, 1999 - Fiction - 226 pages
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Elwood Reid's powerful, bruising stories examine the soulful underside of the American male and the violence that sometimes accompanies disappointed dreams. From the title story, in which two drunken Alaskan poachers fight some GIs over a bucket of salmon, to "All That Good Stuff", in which a softball team of alcoholic wrecks try vainly to attain a tiny measure of redemption, to "Dryfall", in which a college dropout barely hanging on as a housepainter must save his brother from violent self-destruction, Reid gives us an American landscape in which working-class manliness is a value system besieged from without and corrupted from within.

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User Review  - Kendall - Goodreads

Found this collection of stories on the bargain table at the Book Review in Huntington- NY. The description on the back said Compared by critics to the work of Raymond Carver- Rick Bass- and Thom ... Read full review

Review: What Salmon Know

User Review  - Kendall - Goodreads

Found this collection of stories on the bargain table at the Book Review in Huntington- NY. The description on the back said Compared by critics to the work of Raymond Carver- Rick Bass- and Thom ... Read full review

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Elwood Reid is the author of the novel If I Don't Six. Reid is a regular contributor of both fiction and nonfiction for GQ magazine, and has been a carpenter, a bouncer, a cook, a bartender, and a writing instructor. Reid is at work on a novel set in the Alaskan wilderness. He lives in Obernberg, New York.

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