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Run River Paperback – Apr 26 1994

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; 1 edition (April 26 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679752501
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679752509
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #290,459 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"There hasn't been another American writer of Joan Didion's quality since Nathanael West.... [She has] a vision as bleak and precise as Eliot's." —John Leonard, The New York Times"A slant of vision that is arresting and unique . . . Didion might be an observer from another planet—one so edgy and alert that she ends up knowing more about our own world than we know ourselves." —Anne Tyler, New Republic"A beautifully told first novel . . . written in prose both witty and imaginative." —The Times Literary Supplement (London)

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s electrifying first novel begins with a murder on the bank of the Sacramento River--a murder that is at once an act of vengeance and a blind attempt to shore up a disintegrating marriage. Out of that act, Didion constructs a tragic and beautifully nuanced work of fiction.

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