Mink River

Mink River

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2010
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In a small fictional town on the Oregon coast there are love affairs and almost-love-affairs, mystery and hilarity, bears and tears, brawls and boats, a garrulous logger and a silent doctor, rain and pain, Irish immigrants and Salish stories, mud and laughter. There's a Department of Public Works that gives haircuts and counts insects, a policeman who is addicted to Puccini, a philosophizing crow, beer, and berries. An expedition is mounted, a crime is committed, and there's an unbelievably huge picnic on the football field. Babies are born. A car is cut in half with a saw. A river confesses what it's thinking . . .This is the tale of a town, written in a distinct and lyrical voice, and when the book ends, listeners will be more than a little sad to leave the village of Neawanaka, on the wet coast of Oregon, beneath the hills that used to boast the biggest trees in the history of the world.
Publisher: Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, 2010.
ISBN: 9781494522612
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Jul 10, 2018

My purely subjective response to this writing is that it did not feel authentic to me.

Aug 31, 2015

Early return... did not like.

Individual, lyrical writing style. Full of joy and sadness, poignant with hope over despair. A surprisingly true portrait of a place and a people, echoing in my own sense of place and home. highly recommended in audio - the reader was outstanding. re-listened to several sections.
Rose in PR

Dec 05, 2014

I loved the accurate picture of the Oregon coast, vegetation, animals, and people combined with the magic of the story. Each character' story unfolds in parallel with the other characters. They all tie into such a warm and quirky community.


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