Death of a River Guide

By: Flanagan, Richard

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Death of a River Guide was called "haunting and ambitious" by The New York Times Book Review and "a remarkable achievement" by The Washington Post Book World. It confirms Richard Flanagan's place among the world's most remarkable voices.

Aljaz Cosini is leading a group of tourist on a raft tour down Tasmania's wild Franklin River when his greatest fear is realized -- a tourist falls over-board. An ordinary man with many regrets, Aljaz rises to an uncharacteristic heroism, and offers his own life in trade. Trapped under a rapid and drowning, Aljaz is beset with visions both horrible and fabulous. He sees Couta Ho, the beautiful, spirited woman he loved, and witnesses his uncle Reg having his teeth pulled and sold to pay for a ripple-iron house. He sees cities grow from the wild rain forest and a tree burst into flower in midwinter over his grandfather's forest grave.

As the entirety of Tasmanian life -- flora and fauna -- sings him home, Aljaz arrives at a world where dreaming reasserts its power over thinking, where his family tree branches into stories of all human families, stories that ground him in the land and reveal the soul history of his country.

Title: Death of a River Guide

Author Name: Flanagan, Richard

Categories: Advanced Reading Copies,

Edition: First Thus

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 2000

ISBN Number: 0802116825

ISBN Number 13: 9780802116826

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Advanced Reading Copy (ARC)

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 001799

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