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River Why

ISBN-10: 0553344862
ISBN-13: 9780553344868
Edition: N/A
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Book details

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/1/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Not in recent memory has there been such a unique and vibrant fictional character--a character who could make us laugh so easily, feel so deeply, who speaks with such startling truth about the way we live, as Gus Orviston--the irreverent young flyfisherman in The River Why.

David James Duncan has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes & has won a Montana Arts Council Award. He lives in Montana.

The Compleat Angler
"Gus the Fish"p. 3
The Rogue River Fishing Warp. 10
Concerning Statisticsp. 14
Some Biographical Statisticsp. 17
Statistical Improbabilitiesp. 20
The Great Izaak Walton Controversy: the Parental Versionp. 29
The Great Izaak Walton Controversy: My Own Renditionp. 36
Excerpts from the God-notebookp. 40
Being "Educated" and "Gittin' Brung Up"p. 45
The "Ideal Schedule"p. 56
Voiding My Rheump. 59
The Undoing of a Scientific Angler
Where I Lived and What I Lived Forp. 70
Water on the Brainp. 83
Anvil Abe and the Phantom Fishermanp. 90
Fainting Before the Duelp. 98
I Reckonp. 106
Anamnesisp. 113
Characters in Nature
The River Writesp. 130
Neighborsp. 143
The Warble of the Water Owlp. 149
Eddyp. 157
Jesus Keeps Fishingp. 163
Descartesp. 170
Philosophizingp. 176
Little, But Strongp. 184
Closing the Doorp. 191
The Line of Light
Hemingwayp. 200
Dutchp. 208
Nick the Convertp. 220
The Trekp. 233
The Raven and the whyp. 244
Googler and Manglerp. 252
Trick or Treatp. 260
The Line of Lightp. 268
At the End of the Line
Last Chapterp. 280
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