Fiction Jim Harrison The Summer He Didn't Die

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The Summer He Didn't Die

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A collection of novellas by the author of Legends of the Fall and True North offers a witty, insightful take on life in America, from the Michigan Indian who struggles to raise a family with limited resources to the satirical "Republican Wives." 50,000 first printint. $65,000 ad/promo.

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Jim Harrison (1937-2016) was the author of over thirty-five books of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, including Legends of the Fall, The Road Home, The English Major, and The Farmer's Daughter. His writing appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, and the New York Times. He earned a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Spirit of the West Award from the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association. His work has been recognized worldwide and published in twenty-two languages.

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In the first novella in this collection of three, "The Summer He Didn't Die" Harrison resurrects northern Michigan denizen Brown Dog, last seen--a fish out of water in the wilds of L.A.--in "Westward Ho" (in the collection The Beast God Forgot to Invent, 2000). Perennially broke and hopelessly in love with Gretchen, a lesbian social worker, the hapless but good-hearted BD is determined not to have his simpleminded stepdaughter, born a victim of fetal-alcohol syndrome, "transferred down to a public boarding school in Lansing that specialized in her kind of infirmity." In the second novella, "Republican Wives," rendered in three distinct voices, dear old friends from posh Bloomfield Hills, the eponymous wives--Martha, Frances, and Shirly--trade off chapters to narrate the plight of Martha, who flees south of the border to Merida in the Yucatan after lacing her lover Daryl's coffee with Elavil in a hotel room in Houston. Frances and Shirly, no stranger to Daryl's amorous attentions themselves, rally around their comrade in a display of sympathy and support as they each recall their own dalliances with the rake. Finally, in "Tracking," Harrison returns to the ground he recently mined in his memoir, Off to the Side (2002), this time with a third-person account of a no-name, itinerant midwesterner who pursues his calling as a writer and poet while coming to terms with what it means to be an artist. Harrison's earthy prose, uniquely evocative of place, is economical, precise, and hearty, and is sometimes startling in its ability to touch on core truths. Benjamin Segedin
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