Friday, July 26, 2013

The River Swimmer

Mortality. I thoroughly enjoyed the two novellas in Jim Harrison’s latest book, The River Swimmer. Without a wasted or discordant word, Harrison presents readers with fully developed characters, young and old, who are totally connected to the joys and limitations of our brief lifetimes. The novella can be a difficult form of fiction: sometimes leaving a reader wanting more of a story, and other times not having adequate plot action to flesh out a character in ways that satisfy readers. Harrison nails this genre with great skill. I loved his wit and his wisdom in holding a mirror to our human mortality. Any reader who enjoys great writing will find something to like in these novellas. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase The River Swimmer from

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