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River Teeth by David James Duncan

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Published by The Dial Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Short stories,
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • American Short Story Collections,
  • Literary Collections,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Literature: Classics,
  • Rivers,
  • General,
  • Nature / Rivers,
  • American - General

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7826386M
ISBN 100553378279
ISBN 109780553378276

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River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative accepts creative nonfiction submissions to the journal September 1 through December 1 and January 1 through May 1. Submissions to the Beautiful Things column are open during this same time period. We're grateful for the opportunity to read your best true stories, big and small.   River of Teeth packs one hell of a gold-plated bite." ―Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky “Weird and wonderful, River of Teeth proves handily why Sarah Gailey is a writer to watch.” ―Chuck Wendig, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath and Invasive4/5(). River of Teeth is an alternative history/fantasy Western adventure where the cowboys and mercenaries ride hippos instead of horses. Winslow Houndstooth is the main protagonist and he has been assigned a mission by government officials which involves brutal feral man-eating hippos and a shady gangster who runs a canal based gambling empire/5. Equally affecting are his nonfiction reminiscences, the "river teeth" of the title. He likens his memories to the remains of old-growth trees that fall into Northwestern rivers and are sculpted by time and water. These experiences--shaped by his own river of time--are related with the art and grace of a Cited by: 2.

  In the meantime, River of Teeth is a wonderfully original debut, guaranteed to cast long, sinister shadows over beloved family board games for years Author: Amal El-Mohtar. River Teeth 's editors and editorial board conduct a yearly national contest to identify the best book-length manuscript of literary nonfiction. All manuscripts are screened by the co-editors of River Teeth. The contest winner will receive $1, and publication by The University of New Mexico Press. Feral hippos roam Louisiana marshlands; what could possibly go wrong? Appeal factors: Action-packed, offbeat, expansion of the American West Ratings: Quality 3 stars Popularity!! River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey Series: River of Teeth (Book 1) Paperback: pages Publisher: ( ) Language: English ISBN ISBN Formats: Paperback ($), .   River of Teeth packs one hell of a gold-plated bite." —Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky “Weird and wonderful, River of Teeth proves handily why Sarah Gailey is a writer to watch.” —Chuck Wendig, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath and InvasiveBrand: Tom Doherty Associates.

Nationally recognized River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative has published a host of new and significant voices in creative nonfiction—including essays, memoir, and literary journalism—since   David James Duncan is the author of two novels, The River Why and The Brothers K, and River Teeth, a joint memoir and collection of River Why ranks thirty-fifth on the San Francisco Chronicle list of The 20th Century's Best Books of the American Brothers K is an American Library Association Best Books Award-winner and a New York Times Notable Book/5(3). River of Teeth Publisher's Summary In the early 20th century, the United States government concocted a plan to import hippopotamuses into the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. Duncan comes out swinging in the early pages, writing eloquently of his notion of certain compressed, boiled-down memories he calls ``river teeth,'' like the gnarled .