The River Why

Duncan, David James (Book - 2002 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The River Why

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Since its publication by Sierra Club Books nearly two decades ago,The River Whyhas become a classic, standing with Norman Maclean'sA River Runs Through Itas the most-read fiction about fly-fishing of our era. Duncan's protagonist, Gus Orviston, is an irreverent young flyfisherman--a vibrant character who makes us laugh easily and feel deeply, and who speaks with startling truth about the way we live. Leaving behind a madcap, fishing-obsessed family, Gus embarks on an extraordinary voyage of self-discovery along his beloved Oregon rivers. What he unexpectedly finds is man's wanton destruction of nature and a burning desire to commit himself to its preservation. The River Whyis a tale that gives a contemporary voice to the concerns and hopes of all living things on this beautiful, watery planet. It is the story of one man's search for meaning, for love, and for a sane way to live.
Authors: Duncan, David James
Title: The river why
Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books ; [Berkeley] : Distributed by University of California Press, 2002.
Edition: 20th anniversary ed.
Characteristics: 310 p. ;,22 cm.
Notes: "With a new afterword by the author"--Jacket.
Contents: Compleat angler
Undoing of a scientific angler
Characters in nature
Line of light
At the end of the line
Acknowledgments and dedications
Heart work: Afterword, twenty years later.
Local Note: 6 7 8 9
ISBN: 1578050847
Statement of Responsibility: David James Duncan
Subject Headings: Fly fishing Fiction.
Topical Term: Fly fishing
LCCN: 2002727979
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Dec 09, 2010
  • tweedledee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I highly recommend this book. Very humorous towards the beginning of the book and then changes to a more spiritual/ philosophical tone. A very good coming of age type of book.


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