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River Why, The David James Duncan

River Why, The

David James Duncan

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ISBN : 9780871563217
Hardcover
304 pages
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Since its publication by Sierra Club Books nearly two decades ago, The River Why has become a classic, standing with Norman Macleans A River Runs Through It as the most-read fiction about fly-fishing of our era. Duncans protagonist, GusMoreSince its publication by Sierra Club Books nearly two decades ago, The River Why has become a classic, standing with Norman Macleans A River Runs Through It as the most-read fiction about fly-fishing of our era. Duncans protagonist, Gus Orviston, is an irreverent young flyfisherman--a vibrant character who makes us laugh easily and feel deeply, and who speaks with startling truth about the way we live.Leaving behind a madcap, fishing-obsessed family, Gus embarks on an extraordinary voyage of self-discovery along his beloved Oregon rivers. What he unexpectedly finds is mans wanton destruction of nature and a burning desire to commit himself to its preservation.The River Why is a tale that gives a contemporary voice to the concerns and hopes of all living things on this beautiful, watery planet. It is the story of one mans search for meaning, for love, and for a sane way to live.