Nineteen-year-old Roy Cruz learns about family commitment, love, and being a man when he takes a summer job with the Forest Service, pulling drowning victims from the rapids of the Kern River
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Timothy Hillmer is an instructor at the University of New Hampshire's Summer Writing Institute.From Library Journal:
When young Cruz takes a job with the Forest Service, he doesn't realize it will change his life. Crawdad teaches him how to hook dead bodies on the Kern River in California. Walker, a former friend of Crawdad, has other things to teach Cruz, as does Rita, an older woman. When the three men plan a ride down the treacherous upper Kern, old stories and new challenges result in a death. Descriptions of the rapids and the rescues are first-rate, and the characterizations are on target, especially of Cruz's alcoholic father, Frank. This very satisfying first novel should do well in public libraries.
Robert H. Donahugh, formerly with Youngstown & Mahoning Cty. P.L., Ohio
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Book Description Colorado, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A., 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. New first edition hardback with very fine+ dustjacket; j Library of Congress copy! sl shpwr. Bookseller Inventory # 000791
Book Description Univ Pr of Colorado, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M087081348X
Book Description Univ Pr of Colorado, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX087081348X