The River Swimmer


Harrison, Jim

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The River Swimmer
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.

Publisher: New York : Grove Press ; [Berkeley, CA] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0802120733
Characteristics: 198 p. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Harrison, Jim 1937-
Alternate Title: Land of unlikeness.


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Jan 25, 2015
  • pheasant44 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

a bit bawdy I agree, however I was drawn into the stories and soon found i passed over the sexual to the story of the hero returning to his roots and finding common ground with his mother - both highly visual - he a painter, she a birder.

Jun 17, 2013

"This stellar collection of novellas, written by one of the most beloved writers in America, provides profound insight into the human condition. A 60-year-old art history academic embarks on an unexpected journey of rediscovery; a dog catcher goes on the road looking for love, and a young Midwestern farm boy has a love of water which leads to unforeseen consequences." June 2013 Fiction A to Z newsletter

Mar 04, 2013

Excellent writer but too bawdy for me.


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