Across the odd contours of the American landscape-Jim Harrison's country-its natives search for that which isn't quite irretrievably lost, for the incandescent beneath the ordinary. An ex-bible student with raucously asocial tendencies rescues the miraculously preserved body of an Indian chief from the frigid depths of Lake Superior, in a caper that nets a wildly unexpected bounty; a band of sixties radicals, now approaching middle age, reunites to free an old comrade from a Mexican jail and rewrite their common history; a fifty-year-old suburban housewife flees quietly from her abusive businessman husband at a highway rest stop, climbs a fence, and ecplores the bittersweet pageant of the preceding years within the sanctuary of an Iowa cornfield. "Brown Dog"..."Sunset Limited"..."The Woman Lit by Fireflies"...these are three novellas that display Jim Harrison at the very top of his form. (0-671-74452-6)
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Harrison has garnered critical acclaim for masterpieces such as "Legends of the Fall, The Beast God Forgot to Invent," and, most recently, "Returning to Earth." Now, "The Woman Lit by Fireflies,"