The English Major

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Author(s): Jim Harrison
Original Publish Date: Oct 13, 2009
Product Number: EB00645648
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781555848293
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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Description

From the New York Times–bestselling author of Legends of the Fall: "Harrison spins the common chaff of a road trip into gold" (Tim McNulty, The Seattle Times). "It used to be Cliff and Vivian and now it isn't." With these words, Jim Harrison begins a riotous, moving novel that sends a sixty-something man, divorced and robbed of his farm by a late-blooming real estate shark of an ex-wife, on a road trip across America. Cliff is armed with a childhood puzzle of the United States and a mission to rename all the states and state birds, the latter of which have been unjustly saddled with white men's banal monikers up until now. His adventures take him through a whirlwind affair with a former student from his high-school-teacher days twenty-some years before, to a "snake farm" in Arizona owned by an old classmate, and to the high-octane existence of his son, a big-time movie producer who has just bought an apartment over the Presidio in San Francisco. Jim Harrison's riotous and moving cross-country novel, The English Major, is the map of a man's journey into, and out of, himself. It is vintage Harrison—reflective, big-picture American, and replete with wicked wit. "The English Major is to midlife crisis what The Catcher in the Rye is to adolescence." —Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Jim Harrison
Narrator(s): Mark Bramhall
Product Number DD1975
Released: Oct 01, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781433246654
eAudio
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Author(s): Jim Harrison
Narrator(s): Mark Bramhall
Product Number Z100096073
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481567343

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