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The river swimmer : novellas/

In "The Land of Unlikeness," sixty-year-old art history academic Clive--a failed artist, divorced and grappling with the vagaries of his declining years--reluctantly returns to his family's Michigan farmhouse to visit his aging mother. The return to familiar territory triggers a jolt of renewal--of ardor for his high school love, of his relationship with his estranged daughter, and of his own lost love of painting. In "Water Baby," Harrison ventures into the magical as an Upper Peninsula farm boy is irresistibly drawn to the water as an escape, and sees otherworldly creatures there. Faced with the injustice and pressure of coming of age, he takes to the river and follows its siren song all the way across Lake Michigan.

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  • "In "The Land of Unlikeness," sixty-year-old art history academic Clive--a failed artist, divorced and grappling with the vagaries of his declining years--reluctantly returns to his family's Michigan farmhouse to visit his aging mother. The return to familiar territory triggers a jolt of renewal--of ardor for his high school love, of his relationship with his estranged daughter, and of his own lost love of painting. In "Water Baby," Harrison ventures into the magical as an Upper Peninsula farm boy is irresistibly drawn to the water as an escape, and sees otherworldly creatures there. Faced with the injustice and pressure of coming of age, he takes to the river and follows its siren song all the way across Lake Michigan."@en
  • "His latest collection of novellas is Jim Harrison at his most memorable. In The Land of Unlikeness, a sixty-year-old divorced art history academic reluctantly returns to his family's Michigan farmhouse to visit his aging mother. Water Baby ventures into the magical as an Upper Peninsula farm boy, drawn to the water as an escape, sees otherworldly creatures there. The River Swimmer is a striking portrait of two richly-drawn, profoundly human characters. (Bestseller)."
  • "Contemporary fiction. A "New York Times" best-seller, enthusiastically received by critics and embraced by readers, "The River Swimmer" is Jim Harrison at his most memorable: two men, one young and one older, confronting inconvenient loves and the encroachment of urbanity on nature, written with freshness, abundant wit, and profound humanity. In "The Land of Unlikeness," Clive--a failed artist, divorced and grappling with the vagaries of his declining years--reluctantly returns to his family's Michigan farmhouse to visit his aging mother. The return to familiar territory triggers a jolt of renewal--of ardor for his high school sweetheart, of his relationship with his estranged daughter, and of his own lost love of painting. In "The River Swimmer," Harrison ventures into the magical as an Upper Peninsula farm boy is irresistibly drawn to swimming as an escape, and sees otherworldly creatures in the water. Faced with the injustice and pressure of coming of age, he takes to the river and follows its siren song all the way across Lake Michigan."
  • "Two novellas provide insight into the human condition as a sixty-year-old art history academic embarks on an unexpected journey of discovery and a young farm boy is drawn to the water of Lake Michigan as an escape."@en
  • "Two novellas provide insight into the human condition as a sixty-year-old art history academic embarks on an unexpected journey of discovery and a young farm boy is drawn to the water of Lake Michigan as an escape."

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  • "Text."
  • "Psychological fiction"@en
  • "Psychological fiction"
  • "Ausgabe."
  • "Short stories."@en
  • "Short stories."
  • "Fiction."@en
  • "Fiction."
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Psychological fiction."
  • "Psychological fiction."@en
  • "Nouvelles américaines"

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  • "The river swimmer : novellas/"@en
  • "Water baby"@en
  • "The river swimmer : novellas /"@en
  • "The river swimmer : novellas /"
  • "River Swimmer."@en
  • "Land of unlikeness"@en
  • "The river swimmer novellas /"
  • "The River Swimmer: Novellas."@en