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Mink River

A Novel
Doyle, Brian (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Like Dylan Thomas'Under Milk Woodand Sherwood Anderson'sWinesburg, 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 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.
Authors: Doyle, Brian, 1956 Nov. 6-
Title: Mink river
a novel
Publisher: Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, 2010.
Characteristics: 320
Local Note: 1 15 53 118 122 143 148 182 203 210 211 228 263 264
ISBN: 0870715852
9780870715853
Statement of Responsibility: by Brian Doyle
Subject Headings: Oregon Fiction. City and town life Oregon Fiction.
Topical Term: City and town life
LCCN: 2010007210
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Aug 05, 2013
  • Caradoc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Exuberant, richly detailed, brilliantly imagined. If you enjoy poetry and magical realism, this book is for you. Highly recommended!

Dec 03, 2010
  • namowkoob rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I am really loving the poetry of this novel, quite unlike anything I've read before. I'm not sure which Doyle loves more - the texture and tumble of words or the place about which he is writing. Either way, this is a rich and satisfying read.

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Dec 28, 2012
  • Caradoc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Caradoc thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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