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Brown Dog

Novellas

By Jim Harrison, 1937-

“Among the most indelible American novelists of the last hundred years. . . . [Harrison] remains at the height of his powers.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times on The River Swimmer

New York Times best-selling author Jim Harrison is one of America’s most beloved writers, and of all his creations, Brown Dog, a bawdy, reckless, down-on-his-luck Michigan Indian, has earned cult status with readers in the more than two decades since his first appearance. For the first time, Brown Dog gathers all the Brown Dog novellas, including one never-published one, into one volume—the ideal introduction (or reintroduction) to Harrison’s irresistible Everyman.

In these novellas, BD rescues the preserved body of an Indian from Lake Superior’s cold waters; overindulges in food, drink, and women while just scraping by in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula; wanders Los Angeles in search of an ersatz Native activist who stole his bearskin; adopts two Native children; and flees the authorities, then returns across the Canadian border aboard an Indian rock band’s tour bus. The collection culminates with He Dog, never before published, which finds BD marginally employed and still looking for love (or sometimes just a few beers and a roll in the hay), as he goes on a road trip from Michigan to Montana and back, arriving home to the prospect of family stability and, perhaps, a chance at redemption.

Brown Dog underscores Harrison’s place as one of America’s most irrepressible writers, and one of the finest practitioners of the novella form.

Praise for Jim Harrison’s Brown Dog:

“There is broad comedy in the writing, but also tenderness, and never a moment when the reader isn’t rooting for Brown Dog to get it right. . . . We would all be the poorer if deprived of Jim Harrison’s first-rate stories.”—The New York Times Book Review on The Summer He Didn’t Die

“Brown Dog, an old friend to fans of Harrison, . . . boasts the rare ability to reject the frills and artificial complexities of modern life and keep to the basics. . . . Like reading a book describing dear friends.”—Miami Herald on The Farmer’s Daughter

“A 21st-century version of Huck Finn.”—The Charleston Gazette on The Farmer’s Daughter

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  • F Harrison, Fiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780802120113


Format: Book
Author: Harrison, Jim, 1937-
Summary: Brown Dog is a bawdy, reckless, down-on-his-luck Michigan Indian. Work is something to do when he needs money, taking time away from the pleasures of fishing. Of course, this means that Brown Dog is never far from catastrophe, searching for an answer to the riddle of family... and perhaps, a chance at redemption.
Title: Brown Dog : novellas / Jim Harrison.
Publisher Date: New York : Grove Press, [2013]
Subject: Indians of North America -- Michigan -- Fiction. Short stories, American.
Isbn: 9780802120113 0802120113
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: F Harrison
Oclc: 837956351
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Bib Id: 487918

Format: Book
Author: Harrison, Jim, 1937-
Summary: "Of all [Jim Harrison's] creations, Brown Dog has earned cult status with readers in the more than two decades since his first appearance, scrambling to stay out of jail after his salvage-diving operation uncovers the frozen body of an Indian man in the waters of Lake Superior. Now, for the first time, this book gathers all the Brown Dog novellas, including one never before published, into one volume"--Jacket.
Summary: Brown Dog is a bawdy, reckless, down-on-his-luck Michigan Indian. Work is something to do when he needs money, taking time away from the pleasures of fishing. Of course, this means that Brown Dog is never far from catastrophe, searching for an answer to the riddle of family... and perhaps, a chance at redemption.
Title: Brown Dog : novellas / Jim Harrison.
Publisher, Date: New York : Grove Press, [2013]
Description: 525 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Indians of North America -- Michigan -- Fiction.
Subjects: Short stories, American.
Notes: Reprint. Stories originally published between 1990 and 2010, with the exception of He Dog.
Contents: Brown Dog -- The seven-ounce man -- Westward ho -- The summer he didn't die -- Brown Dog redux -- He Dog.
ISBN: 9780802120113
ISBN: 0802120113
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: F Harrison