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. . . one of the most memorable tales [from] contemporary master [Jim] Harrison . . . (Kirkus 2011-10-01)
You can still feel the excitement every time [Jim Harrison] pulls something new out of his ear, which happens on pretty much every page he writes . . . very close to magic. (Pete Dexter New York Times 2011-10-02)
The Great Leader is precisely what readers will want reading it to be: enthralling, exhilarating, provocative. (T. F. Rigelhof Globe and Mail 2011-10-21)
... wonderful ... lovely writing ... it's amazing how much affection the reader can feel, in the end, for Harrison's anti-hero. (Anne Compton Telegraph Journal 2011-11-05)
There is more wise counsel in the fiction of Jim Harrison than almost anywhere else, expressed through a wry, sardonic smile and a big, bruised heart. (Robert Reid Waterloo Record 2011-10-28)
Often dark, in places dryly funny, and surprisingly touching, The Great Leader [is] a true find, worthy of the attention of anyone who loves good and thought-provoking writing. (Laura Eggertson Toronto Star 2011-10-29)
... a thoroughly enjoyable tale of religion, sex, and money ... it's a wild ride for an old cop trying to get his life back on track and a great read for the rest of us. (Tim McNulty Seattle Times 2011-11-14)
Jim Harrison sticks to what he?s best at here: sex, violence and intrigue...a compulsive read... (Lindsay Rainingbird Coast 2011-11-24)
The Great Leader has all the hallmarks of a classic Harrison novel -- vigorous prose, startling beauty and wicked humour. (Mary Jo Anderson Chronicle Herald 2011-11-27)
Harrison is still writing sentences that make you yearn for more. (Carolyn See Washington Post 2011-12-01)
Harrison has made Sunderson's world very real and inhabitable and populated with all kinds of fascinating and believable characters. Always a writer's writer, Harrison's novel is a terrific addition to the canon of hard-boiled literature. (Charles Mandel HereNB 2012-02-09)
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.