Mink River [Paperback] Doyle, Brian - Paperback
In a small fictional 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.
Author: Brian Doyle
Publisher: Oregon State University Press
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 0.80d
Award: Oregon Book Awards - Finalist
Award: IndieFab awards - Winner
Library Journal 09/01/2010 pg. 98
Publishers Weekly 08/30/2010 pg. 28
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