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  1. The River Why: Duncan, David James: 9780316261227: ...

    David James Duncan is the author of the novels The River Why and The Brothers K, the story collection River Teeth, and two nonfiction collections. His work has appeared in numerous national anthologies, including Best American Essays (twice), Best American Sportswriting, and Best American Spiritual Writing (five times).

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  2. The River Why by David James Duncan - Goodreads

    Jan 01, 1983 · The River Why incorporates everything I could ever want in a book- it's hilarious, its spiritual, it involves fishing, and it's (again) hilarious. The book is a fictional autobiography about a man who leaves his nutty family to discover himself as a sort of recluse-fisherman.

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  3. The River Why: Duncan, David James: 0710306563214: ...

    I'm not sure I ever read a book that was as laugh out loud funny and beautifully spiritual at the same time. This book is about much more than Fly Fishing. It is about growing up, it's about discontent leading to a spiritual journey, it's about the beauty and wisdom of nature, it's about the middle way, most of all it's about love.

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    Dec 01, 1984 · This book covers the amazing, fictional account of Gus the Fish (erman). If you love fishing, reading about fishing, soul searching, and need something to keep you busy until you can get back out on the river, this is the one you've been looking for.

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  5. The River Why book by David James Duncan - ThriftBooks

    Book Overview 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.

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  6. THE RIVER WHY by David James Duncan | Kirkus Reviews

    Gus discourses on the irritating passages in the Good Book (i.e., Walton's Compleat Angler), on the fascinating fish counts in the Bible. And, taking off to the wilds, to his hermitage on the coast by the Tamanawis River, Gus aims for 4,000 fishing hours per year!

  7. The River Why Book Summary and Study Guide -

    The River Why Book Summary and Study Guide Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The River Why Gus Orviston, a young flyfisherman whose parents are manic fishers (father Henning with flies, mother Carolina with worms), runs away from the city and family to immerse himself in catching fish on a small river near the Oregon coast.

  8. The River Why (Paperback) | Narrow Gauge Book Cooperative

    The classic novel of fly fishing and spirituality republished with a new Afterword by the author. Since its publication in 1983, The River Why has become a classic. David James Duncan's sweeping novel is a coming-of-age comedy about love, nature, and the quest for self-discovery, written in a voice as distinct and powerful as any in American letters.

  9. The River Why Summary & Study Guide -

    The River Why by David James Duncan is ultimately a coming-to-life story about a child fishing prodigy and his search for happiness and fulfillment. A child of two proficient fishing parents, Augustine "Gus" Orviston is a fishing prodigy, catching his first large fish at the age of four and his first steelhead on a fly at the age of six.

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