Salvage King, Ya!: A Herky-jerky Picaresque

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Anvil Press, 1997 - Fiction - 285 pages
4 Reviews

Debut novel from the author of 19 Knives and New Orleans is Sinking. Salvage King, Ya! is a gritty, down-to-earth story of a hockey player’s last few years in the minors. Drinkwater, an almost-got-to-the-NHL tough-mouthed romantic is skidding through the tail end of his 30s on a high-octane journey of self-actualization. Chip-toothed and soaring he struggles to come to terms with the conflicting aspirations of his youth and the reality of inheriting the family junkyard. Roving. Luminous. Rowdy. Funny.

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User Review  - Melanie-Anne Denise Brosseau - Goodreads

I had a hard time trying to get through this book. I was not particularly pleased with the style in which the story was being told. It was hard to follow at times. My best advice is to look at each ... Read full review

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User Review  - AJ - Goodreads

This book captured my attention from its opening sentence: "There is something sad about wind and fences." The wind blows on through fences throughout the novel, as Drinkwater, a washed-up hockey ... Read full review

About the author (1997)

A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a Fellow at Yaddo artists' colony in New York, Mark Jarman's work has appeared in virtually every Canadian literary journal out there. Publication credits include Queen's Quarterly, Prism International, subTerrain, Hawaii Review, Prairie Fire, and Quarterly West (Univ. of Utah). Other books include the memoir Ireland's Eye, the short story collections Dancing Nightly In the Tavern (Alberta Writers' Guild Award for Best Fiction), New Orleans is Sinking, and 19 Knives, and a collection of poetry, Killing The Swan. Mr. Jarman also edited a book of alcohol related stories, An Ounce Of Cure.

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