The Resource The river why, David James Duncan, (electronic resource)

The river why, David James Duncan, (electronic resource)

Label
The river why
Title
The river why
Statement of responsibility
David James Duncan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since its publication by Sierra Club Books two decades ago, The river why has become a classic, standing with Norman Maclean's A river runs through it as the most widely read fiction about fly-fishing of our era. This captivating and exuberant tale is told by Gus Orviston, an irreverent young fly fisherman and one of the most appealing heroes in contemporary American fiction. Leaving behind a madcap, fishing-obsessed family, Gus decides to strike out on his own, taking refuge in a secluded cabin on a remote riverbank to pursue his own fly-fishing passion with unrelenting zeal. But instead of finding fishing bliss, Gus becomes increasingly troubled by the degradation of the natural world around him and by the spiritual barrenness of his own life. His desolation drives him on a reluctant quest for self-discovery and meaning, ultimately fruitful beyond his wildest dreams
Summary
Since its publication by Sierra Club Books two decades ago, The river why has become a classic, standing with Norman Maclean's A river runs through it as the most widely read fiction about fly-fishing of our era. This captivating and exuberant tale is told by Gus Orviston, an irreverent young fly fisherman and one of the most appealing heroes in contemporary American fiction. Leaving behind a madcap, fishing-obsessed family, Gus decides to strike out on his own, taking refuge in a secluded cabin on a remote riverbank to pursue his own fly-fishing passion with unrelenting zeal. But instead of finding fishing bliss, Gus becomes increasingly troubled by the degradation of the natural world around him and by the spiritual barrenness of his own life. His desolation drives him on a reluctant quest for self-discovery and meaning, ultimately fruitful beyond his wildest dreams
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Audio
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10038542
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Characteristic
document
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duncan, David James
Dewey number
813/.54
LC call number
PS3554.U4634
LC item number
R5 2006ab
PerformerNote
Read by Dick Hill
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hill, Dick
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Fly fishing
Target audience
adult
Label
The river why, David James Duncan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=341A94D6-EC6E-41F2-88A1-546767C984C5
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 15:16:48
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780786154050
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
341A94D6-EC6E-41F2-88A1-546767C984C5
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o70680416
  • (OCoLC)70680416
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 219624 KB; MP3 file size: 430197 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The river why, David James Duncan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=341A94D6-EC6E-41F2-88A1-546767C984C5
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 15:16:48
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780786154050
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
341A94D6-EC6E-41F2-88A1-546767C984C5
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o70680416
  • (OCoLC)70680416
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 219624 KB; MP3 file size: 430197 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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