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Mink River

Mink River

(2010)
A novel by

 

"Absolutely in the tradition Northwest literature, richly imagined, distinctive, beautiful...I was pulled along steadily, my heart raced, I held my breath..."
Molly Gloss



Like Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood and Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, Brian Doyle's stunning fiction debut brings a town to life through the jumbled lives and braided stories of its people.

In a small town on the Oregon coast there are love affairs and almost-love-affairs, mystery and hilarity, bears and tears, brawls and boats, a garrulous logger and a silent doctor, rain and pain, Irish immigrants and Salish stories, mud and laughter. There's a Department of Public Works that gives haircuts and counts insects, a policeman addicted to Puccini, a philosophizing crow, beer and berries. An expedition is mounted, a crime committed, and there's an unbelievably huge picnic on the football field. Babies are born. A car is cut in half with a saw. A river confesses what it's thinking...

It's the tale of a town, written in a distinct and lyrical voice, and readers will close the book more than a little sad to leave the village of Neawanaka, on the wet coast of Oregon, beneath the hills that used to boast the biggest trees in the history of the world.

 
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Used availability for Brian Doyle's Mink River


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Paperback Editions

October 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Mink River
Author(s): Brian Doyle
ISBN: 0-87071-585-2 / 978-0-87071-585-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Oregon State University Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Mink River
Author(s): Brian Doyle
ISBN: 1-4945-0261-5 / 978-1-4945-0261-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Mink River
Author(s): Brian Doyle
ISBN: 1-4945-3261-1 / 978-1-4945-3261-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Mink River
Author(s): Brian Doyle
ISBN: 1-4945-5261-2 / 978-1-4945-5261-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: Mink River
Author(s): Brian Doyle
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   

September 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: Mink River
Author(s): Brian Doyle
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

October 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Mink River
Author(s): Brian Doyle
Publisher: Oregon State University Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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