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The River Why

The classic novel of fly fishing and spirituality republished with a new Afterword by the author.Since its publication in 1983, The River Why has become a classic. David James Duncan's sweeping novel is a coming-of-age comedy about love, nature, and the quest for self-discovery, written in a voice as distinct and powerful as any in American letters.Gus Orviston is a young fly fisherman who leaves behind his comically schizoid family to find his own path. Taking refuge in a remote cabin, he sets out in pursuit of the Pacific Northwest's elusive steelhead. But what begins as a physical quarry becomes a spiritual one as his quest for self-knowledge batters him with unforeseeable experiences. Profoundly reflective about our connection to nature and to one another, The River Why is also a comedic rollercoaster. Like Gus, the reader emerges utterly changed, stripped bare by the journey Duncan so expertly navigates.

ISBN: 9781478949596

ISBN-10: 9781478949596

Publisher: Little Brown and Company

Publication Date: 06/06/2017 - 12:00am

On Sale: 06/06/2017 - 12:00am

Language: English

Categories

Literary

Coming of Age