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Publisher's Comments: Two voices of the American landscape create a remarkable suite of lyrics. For years Jim Harrison and Ted Kooser exchanged letters and poems, then Kooser was diagnosed with cancer. "Ted's poetry became overwhelmingly vivid, " Harrison recalls. "Then we decided to correspond in short poems, because that was the essence of what we wanted to say to each other." Braided Creek contains more than 300 poems exchanged in this longstanding correspondence. Wise, wry, and penetrating, the poems touch upon numerous subjects, from the natural world to the nature of time. Harrison and Kooser decided to remain silent over who wrote which poem, allowing their voices, ideas, and images to swirl and merge into this remarkable suite of lyrics. Each time I go outside the world is different. This has happened all my life. The moon put her hand over my mouth and told me to shut up and watch. A nephew rubs the sore feet of his aunt, and the rope that lifts us all toward grace creaks on the pulley. Under the storyteller's hat are many heads, all troubled.
From the author of "Legends of the Fall" comes a book of poems in which birds and humans converse, biographies are fluid, and unknown gods flutter just out of sight.
From the publisher: The publication of this magnificent trilogy of short novels -- Legends Of The Fall, Revenge, and The Man Who Gave Up His Name -- confirmed Jim Harrison's reputation as one of the finest American writers of his generation. These absorbing novellas explore the theme of revenge and the actions to which people resort when their lives or goals are threatened, adding up to an extraordinary vision of the twentieth-century man.
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From the book jacket: For nearly forty years Jim Harrison has been one of America's most beloved writers, a literary giant who has given us American classics like Dalva, Legends of the Fall, and The Road Home. And he is perhaps just as loved for the spirit from which he writes-devoted to the senses, staunchly unpretentious, and ever mindful of the dangers of straying too far from our origins. It is this spirit of which The Oregonian wrote, "The magic of writing as good as Harrison's is that it can bridge the gulf of human separation." Now, for the first time, Jim Harrison has put pen to paper to write about his own life-a life that he captures with a riveting directness and a delightful, resonant music.
In this fictional account we meet Donald, who is slowly dying of Lou Gehrig's Disease. A middle-aged Chippewa-Finnish man, he begins dictating family stories he has never shared with anyone, hoping to preserve history for his children. The dignity of Donald's death and his legacy encourages his loved ones to find a way to redeem-and let go of-the past, whether through his daughter's emersion in Chippewa religious ideas or his mourning wife's attempt to escape the malevolent influence of her own father.
From the back cover: Jim Harrison is one of America's most versatile and celebrated writers, and his work as a poet has earned him recognition as an "untrammeled renegade genius." Saving Daylight is Harrison's tenth book of poems, and his first full-length poetry collection in a decade. Honored as a Poetry Book of the Year by Library Journal Kansas City Star "100 Noteworthy Books of the Year" list. Honored as a Michigan Book of the Year. About the Author Jim Harrison is a poet and novelist dividing his year between Montana and the Mexican border.
Michigan has been home to Jim Harrison for most of his life, and with his newest and most extraordinary work, he has written the long-awaited novel of his homeland. True North is the story of a family torn apart and a man engaged in profound reckoning with the damage scarred into the American soil. An epic tale that pits a son against the legacy of his family's desecration of the earth, and his own father's more personal violations, it is a beautiful and moving novel that speaks to the territory in our hearts that calls us back to our roots. The scion of a family of wealthy timber barons, David Burkett has grown up with a father who is a malevolent force more than a father, and a mother made vague and numb by alcohol and pills. He and his sister, Cynthia, a firecracker who scandalizes the family at fourteen by taking up with the son of their Finnish-Native American gardener, are mostly left to make their own way, and often to play parent to their dissolute elders. As David comes to adulthood-often guided and enlightened by the unforgettable, intractable, courageous women he loves-he realizes he must come to terms with his forefathers' rapacious destruction of the woods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, as well as the working people who made their wealth possible. In the course of thirty years of searching for the truth of what his family has done and trying to make amends, David looks closely at the root of his father's evil - and In the story of the Burketts, Jim Harrison has given us a family tragedy of betrayal and atonement, joy and grief, and justice for the worst of our sins. True North is a bravura performance from one of our finest writers, accomplished with deep humanity, humor, and redemptive soul.
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