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Run River

Run River

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Joan Didion's electrifying first novel is a haunting portrait of a marriage whose wrong turns and betrayals are at once absolutely idiosyncratic and a razor-sharp commentary on the history of California. Everett McClellan and his wife, Lily, are the great-grandchildren of pioneers, and what happens to them is a tragic epilogue to the pioneer experience, a story of

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Joan Didion's electrifying first novel is a haunting portrait of a marriage whose wrong turns and betrayals are at once absolutely idiosyncratic and a razor-sharp commentary on the history of California. Everett McClellan and his wife, Lily, are the great-grandchildren of pioneers, and what happens to them is a tragic epilogue to the pioneer experience, a story of murder and betrayal that only Didion could tell with such nuance, sympathy, and suspense.

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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)
John Leonard
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.
The New York Times
Anne Tyler
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.
New Republic

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679752509
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1994
Series:
Vintage International Series
Edition description:
1st Vintage International ed
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
250,500
Product dimensions:
5.23(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York City. She is the author of five novels and seven previous books of nonfiction.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
December 5, 1934
Place of Birth:
Sacramento, California
Education:
B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1956

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