The River Why

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Bantam Books, 1984 - Fiction - 293 pages
426 Reviews
Not in recent memory has there been such a unique and vibrant fictional character--a character who could make us laugh so easily, feel so deeply, who speaks with such startling truth about the way we live, as Gus Orviston--the irreverent young flyfisherman in The River Why.

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Best love story every told. - Goodreads
Skipped many paragraphs of hard to follow prose. - Goodreads
Loved the characters and the writing style. - Goodreads
Funny, thoughtful, nice ending. - Goodreads
The ending, however, is just plain silly. - Goodreads
Interesting insights into your own growth. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Rae - Goodreads

This by far has to be one of the most amazingly eloquently written books I have ever read. I fell in love with the language, the characters and the plot. A true journey of self-discovery. Read full review

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User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

Parts of this book are great, the fishing stories, the respect for nature, the romance, the coming of age, the idiosyncratic parents. I did not even mind the long descriptions of fly fishing, rod ... Read full review

Contents

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1
The Rogue River Fishing War
10
3b Some Biographical Statistics
17
Copyright

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About the author (1984)

David James Duncan has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes & has won a Montana Arts Council Award. He lives in Montana.

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