Zen and the art of flyfishing, done as fiction. Mild shelf-wear, rear corners lightly nudged, sunning to inside flaps of dust jacket. Nice copy of First British Edition of Duncan's first book. VERY GOOD PLUS IN VERY GOOD PLUS DJ. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: [Read by Dick Hill]
The classic novel of fly fishing and spirituality republished with a new Afterword by the author.
Since its publication in 1983, The River Why has become a classic. David James Duncan's sweeping novel is a coming-of-age comedy about love, nature, and the quest for self-discovery, written in a voice as distinct and powerful as any in American letters.
Gus Orviston is a young fly fisherman who leaves behind his comically schizoid family to find his own path. Taking refuge in a remote cabin, he sets out in pursuit of the Pacific Northwest's elusive steelhead. But what begins as a physical quarry becomes a spiritual one as his quest for self-knowledge batters him with unforeseeable experiences.
Profoundly reflective about our connection to nature and to one another, The River Why is also a comedic rollercoaster. Like Gus, the reader emerges utterly changed, stripped bare by the journey Duncan so expertly navigates.
Review: David James Duncan's first novel has gained an increasingly wide audience over the years--some might even call it a following. This coming-of-age tale of Gus Orviston's search for the Pacific Northwest's elusive steelhead, a metaphor for Gus's internal quest for self-knowledge, appeals to all who cherish a good yarn and memorable characters. Uncle Zeke's colorful rendition of Gus's conception on the banks of the Deschutes River is itself worth the price of purchase.
Title: THE RIVER WHY
Publisher: Hutchinson & Co. Ltd
Publication Date: 1983
Edition: FIRST U.K. EDITION.
Book Description Hutchinson, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book. Has usual library markings and stamps inside. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Seller Inventory # mon0002918288
Book Description Hutchinson. London. 1983 1st UK edition. 8vo (138 x 222mm). Ppviii,294. Not illustrated. Blue cloth, spine titled in silver-gilt. Spotting to edges else very good in used dust-wrapper. A major novel, entirely about flyfishing. Irreverent, offbeat, and very funny. Seller Inventory # 4970
Book Description Hutchinson & Co. Ltd., 1983. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110091528003
Book Description Hutchinson & Co. Ltd. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2905407061
Book Description Hutchinson & Co. Ltd. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2911883659
Book Description Hutchinson & Co. Ltd. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2923766245
Book Description London, Hutchinson, 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. First edition (stated). Octavo in blue cloth and blue multicolored pictorial DJ; 294 p.; 22 cm.; edges of jacket are very slightly bumped; very lightly sunned top edge of boards; previous owner's name and a date in pencil on ffep; o/w DJ is clean and pages are bright, clean, crisp; binding is tight and square; a gently used copy. fine in a near fine DJ. Seller Inventory # 78691
Book Description Hutchinson & Co. Ltd., 1983. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First U.K. Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0091528003
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1983. Hardcover. First UK printing. Light blue boards. Fine in fine jacket, flap price intact, no owner names. Author's first book, an acclaimed novel about fly fishing and the environment. This UK edition is scarce. Seller Inventory # 27864