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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.

    

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


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Paperback Editions

October 2010 : USA Paperback
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Title: Mink River
Author(s): Brian Doyle
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


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


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


Kindle Editions

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



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