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 murder and betrayal that only Didion could tell with such nuance, sympathy, and suspense.

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Overview

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.

Joan Didion'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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"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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679752509
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/1994
  • Series: Vintage International Series
  • Edition description: 1st Vintage International ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 559,737
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2014

    JOIN BLAZECLAN

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    Lionshadow to electriceflare

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    Posted September 7, 2014

    To Dragonkit

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    Posted June 8, 2014

    Join Iceclan!!

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    Posted June 7, 2014

    EmberClan

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    Posted June 3, 2014

    JOIN MOONCLAN

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    Posted May 30, 2014

    Xler8 is locked out

    Please join tge freaks at freaks rslt 1 is the map

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2014

    SCROLL TO BOTTOM EMBERCLAN

    New? Need a refreshment of the map? Scroll to the bottom and click on the last review then! (Sorry Lilystar for posting here.) -Lav &#9829

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    Posted May 13, 2014

    Emberclan?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2014

    Ok i know no one will read this but i am grounded tip this eveni

    Ok i know no one will read this but i am grounded tip this evening or tomorrow. Sunpelt is in charge until i return! Eclipsepaw I'm sorry! - Emberstreak and Moonfur

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    Posted April 19, 2014

    This book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    ※ EmberClan Rules and Map ※

    &#8251 Hello there! Welcome to EmberClan. This result is for the Rules and the Map. Please do NOT post here, so the map and rules can be easily accesable for all of our members! Thank you for your consideration! &#8251
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    Rules-
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    Rule 1: No Godmodding- In order for EmberClan to be a realistic, friendly clan, we should have no place for Godmodding.
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    Rule 2: No Powers- Again, we want our clan to be friendly and realistic, powers have no place here.
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    Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoy RPing in EmberClan! ~Lilystar

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