Title: River Song (Signed)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston
Publication Date: 1989
Book Condition: Very Good+
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
Cloth-backed paper over boards; illustrated dust jacket. Signed b Lesley on the title-page. Corners gently bumped; remains of an old price sticker on FFEP; remainder mark on bottom edge of text block. Dust jacket very faintly rubbed and soiled. Bookseller Inventory # GK1780
Synopsis: River Song rejoins Danny Kachiah, the Oregonian Nez Perce drifter and failed rodeo rider first introduced in Craig Lesley's award-winning novel, Winterkill. Danny is determined to get closer to his son, Jack, to teach him traditional ways to steer him away from rodeoing. Danny and Jack survive a forest fire, make a go of it as migrant workers, then finally settle down to salmon fishing on the Columbia River. There they join forces with Willis Salwish, a mysterious old Yakima Indian who clings to traditional fishing sites despite opposition from white fisherman. Danny's friendship with Willis draws him into the dispute over fishing rights, and it's Willis who brings him face to face with ghosts from his past, and leads him to his lost heritage.
From the Publisher: " Winterkill was a spell of language I wanted never to end, and blessedly the story now flows on in River Song. Craig Lesley has given us another greathearted book." --Ivan Doig
"Craig Lesley's style flows like a river: starting slowly at the headwaters, gathering size and force, and always irresistibly carving its course to the end. Lesley's characters are drawn with both bold and subtle strokes to be decidedly individualistic." --Robert Rafferty, The Washington Post
"It is Mr. Lesley's considerable achievement as a storyteller that, while conveying so much information to readers unfamiliar with the territory, a small family of characters emerges. In love and in conflict, they are burdened by all the human frailties and dreams." -Herbert Mitgang, The New York Times
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