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At the waterline : stories from the Columbia River

Author: Brian K Friesen
Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Ooligan Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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"A refreshingly astute portrayal of the many personalities and histories that converge in small communities--in this case a houseboat community along the Columbia River. The hazards and joys of life on the water are revealed through shifting perspectives: a young man whose tragic history with the river both ties him to it and sets him apart from it, an old-timer who's been around long enough to remember the river  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sea stories
Sea fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian K Friesen
ISBN: 9781932010923 1932010920
OCLC Number: 958797331
Description: 258 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Brian K. Friesen.

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"A refreshingly astute portrayal of the many personalities and histories that converge in small communities--in this case a houseboat community along the Columbia River. The hazards and joys of life on the water are revealed through shifting perspectives: a young man whose tragic history with the river both ties him to it and sets him apart from it, an old-timer who's been around long enough to remember the river before it was tamed by dams, a latchkey kid adjusting to his new life living aboard a tiny sailboat with an angry father, a couple who only ever intended to live on the river temporarily, and the woman who sees her neighbors' inner truths and channels them into her paintings. This book portrays the strong, cathartic connection dwellers of the Pacific Northwest have to their land and rivers. It provides a thoughtful meditation on the nature of storytelling and how the stories we tell shape the people we become and affect the world around us."--

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