The River Warren: A Novel
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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THE RIVER WARRENUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Debut literary novel by a South Dakotan teacher. The River Warren resists description. The river of the title no longer exists, but once surged as a vast tributary of an incredible mile-high glacier ... Read full review
RIVER WARRENUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
When Two-Speed Crandall, the local mean drunk, crashes his semi into several downtown buildings, killing himself, his wife, who was also in the cab, and a load of cattle, the small Dakota town fixates ... Read full review