What Salmon Know by Elwood Reid

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Compared by critics to such masterful storytellers as Raymond Carver, Rick Bass, and Thom Jones, Elwood Reid, author of the acclaimed novel If I Don't Six, signals a powerful presence on the American literary landscape with his knockout story collection, What Salmon Know.

Reid's characters are tough men living in a world tougher than they are. Life's disappointments fester in their hearts, dashing earnest hopes and provoking violent tendencies made manifest in bad behavior and fatalistic posturing. But there's more to these men than meets the eye, and with great emotional acuity, Reid sheds light on their opaque souls.


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About Elwood Reid

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ELWOOD REID is the author of the novels If I Don’t Six and Midnight Sun and the story collection What Salmon Know. He has written for GQ and is a frequent contributor to Outside magazine. He lives in Montana.
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Anchor. 240 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Tough-as-nails stories of blue-collar men running low on chances, luck and hope, by the author of the novel If I Don't Six (not reviewed).

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of What Salmon Know

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The depressing, destructive and self-destructive sides of American masculinity are Reed's territory in his first book of short fiction, whose 10 stories range in tone from downbeat pathos to violent,

Aug 02 1999 | Read Full Review of What Salmon Know

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