The Ancient Minstrel
NovellasBook - 2016
Jim Harrison delivers three novellas that highlight his phenomenal range as a writer, shot through with his trademark wit and keen insight into the human condition. An aging writer in Montana who spars with his estranged wife, with whom he still shares a home, weathers the slings and arrows of literary success. A Montana woman reminisces about staying in London with her grandparents, and collecting eggs at their country house. And, retired Detective Sunderson - a recurring character from Harrison's bestseller "The Great Leader" and "The Big Seven" - is hired as a private investigator to look into a bizarre cult that achieves satori by howling along with howler monkeys at the zoo. Fresh, incisive, and endlessly entertaining, with moments of both profound wisdom and sublime humor, this is an exceptional reminder of why Jim Harrison is one of the most cherished and important writers at work today.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©2016.
Characteristics: 255 pages ;,22 cm.