RIVER SONG.

Lesley, Craig.

ISBN 10: 0395430836 / ISBN 13: 9780395430835
Published by Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989. dj, 1989
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Author's second novel, SIGNED on the title page. Set in Oregon, this is the story of Danny Kachiah, a Nez Perce drifter and failed rodeo rider, and his son Jack. Among the themes is the struggle of the American Indians along the Columbia River to maintain their fishing rights and to preserve their traditions. Dust jacket praise from Raymond Carver, Reynolds Price and Ivan Doig. 307 pp. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. (crease to corner of front endpaper.). Bookseller Inventory # 38640

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Title: RIVER SONG.

Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989. dj

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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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.

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"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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