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...Harrison is a master at subtly depicting the politics of everyday life...His characters are tautly drawn and leave much to the imagination. Nonetheless, they're people to root for, folks who'll stick in your head long past the denouement of each story. (L Magazine 2010-01-10)
By stalking society's hinterlands in his fiction, Harrison reminds us of the universality of human experience. As marginal as his characters appear, he awakes in readers a genuine compassion for them. In Harrison's generous, insightful and slightly offbeat world, even werewolves get a shot at redemption. (Seattle Times 2010-01-10)
Harrison has the uncanny ability to find beauty, poignancy and humor in his characters' miseries and misfortunes. (San Francisco Chronicle 2010-03-10)
He offers readers such a sense of place that it all seems like home. And characters so vivid and real that The Farmer's Daughter becomes like a chronicle of actual acquaintances, like reading a book describing dear friends. (Lincoln Journal Star 2010-02-10)
In our often overpacked lives, this isn't a bad lesson to take away from Harrison's fiction, always as exhilarating as a breath of fresh air. (NPR 2010-01-10)
Jim Harrison is a master of the novella form, and his talents shine brightly in two of these three stories. (James P. Lenfestey Star Tribune 2010-01-10)
That Harrison pulls off this trick without losing any of the emotional and aesthetic nuances of those experiences is what makes him so much more than a mere picaresque author. (Toronto Star 2010-02-10) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Jim Harrison is the author of more than twenty-five books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The winner of a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship, he has had work published in twenty two languages. He divides his time between Michigan, Montana, and Arizona.