9780553378276

River Teeth: Stories and Writings

ISBN 10: 0553378279 / 0-553-37827-9
ISBN 13: 9780553378276
Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
In his passionate, luminous novels, David James Duncan has won the devotion of countless critics and readers, earning comparisons to Harper Lee, Tom Robbins, and J.D. Salinger, to name just a few. Now Duncan distills his remarkable powers of observation into this unique collection of short stories and essays. At the heart of Duncan's tales are characters undergoing the complex and violent process of transformation, with results both painful and wondrous. Equally affecting are his nonfiction reminiscences, the "river teeth" of the title. He likens his memories to the remains of old-growth trees that fall into Northwestern rivers and are sculpted by time and water. These experiences--shaped by his own river of time--are related with the art and grace of a master storyteller. In River Teeth, a uniquely gifted American writer blends two forms, taking us into the rivers of truth and make-believe, and all that lies in between.

Review:
"Part memoir and part prose poem, these personal tales are the obdurate remains of memory, flashes of the author's history that are purged of everything but their most vivid and essential features...Whether he is inventing or remembering, Duncan's prose is both inventive and memorable."

Bernard Cooper, Los Angeles Times, 07/02/1995

Review:
"In all his work, David James Duncan struggles in his own meditative, serene, and often very funny way to come to terms with the world's strangeness and tragedy."

Bruce Barcott, Seattle Weekly, 05/31/1996

 

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