What Salmon Know

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Compared by critics to such masterful storytellers as Raymond Carver, Rick Bass, and Thom Jones, Elwood Reid, author of the acclaimed novel If I Don't Six, signals a powerful presence on the American literary landscape with his knockout story collection, What Salmon Know.

Reid's characters are tough men living in a world tougher than they are. Life's disappointments fester in their hearts, dashing earnest hopes and provoking violent tendencies made manifest in bad behavior and fatalistic posturing. But there's more to these men than meets the eye, and with great emotional acuity, Reid sheds light on their opaque souls.

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Reid's male, working-class characters live on the edges of society, either in half-wild locales, like Alaska, or in marginal jobs in big cities--raw settings that mirror the state of their souls. Hard ... Read full review

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Elwood Reid's new novel, Golden Heart, will be published by Doubleday in September 2000. Mr. Reid lives in Obernberg, New York.

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