The Resource The river swimmer : novellas, by Jim Harrison, (electronic resource)

The river swimmer : novellas, by Jim Harrison, (electronic resource)

Label
The river swimmer : novellas
Title
The river swimmer
Title remainder
novellas
Statement of responsibility
by Jim Harrison
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Language
eng
Summary
Jim Harrison is one of America's most beloved and critically acclaimed authors, and this collection of novellas is Harrison at his most memorable-a brilliant rendering of two men striving to find their way in the world, written with freshness, abundant wit, and profound humanity. 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 the title story, "The River Swimmer," 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. The River Swimmer is a striking portrait of two richly drawn, profoundly human characters and an exceptional reminder of why Jim Harrison is one of the most cherished and important writers at work today
Summary
A collection of novellas provides insight into the human condition as 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 whose love of water has unforeseen consequences
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10207170
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1937-
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Harrison, Jim
Dewey number
813.54
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Traber Burns
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1937-2016
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  • Burns, Traber
  • hoopla digital
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True
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  • Art historians
  • Farm life
  • Boys
  • Michigan
  • Michigan, Lake
Target audience
adult
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novellas
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not applicable
Label
The river swimmer : novellas, by Jim Harrison, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
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MWT10878826
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 06 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781481573641
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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digital.
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MWT10878826
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
The river swimmer : novellas, by Jim Harrison, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT10878826
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 06 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781481573641
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10878826
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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