Death of A River Guide

Death of A River Guide

Book - 2001
Average Rating:
1
Rate this:
Death of a River Guide was called "haunting and ambitious" by The New York Times Book Review and "a remarkable achievement" by The Washington Post Book World. It confirms Richard Flanagan's place among the world's most remarkable voices.

Aljaz Cosini is leading a group of tourist on a raft tour down Tasmania's wild Franklin River when his greatest fear is realized -- a tourist falls over-board. An ordinary man with many regrets, Aljaz rises to an uncharacteristic heroism, and offers his own life in trade. Trapped under a rapid and drowning, Aljaz is beset with visions both horrible and fabulous. He sees Couta Ho, the beautiful, spirited woman he loved, and witnesses his uncle Reg having his teeth pulled and sold to pay for a ripple-iron house. He sees cities grow from the wild rain forest and a tree burst into flower in midwinter over his grandfather's forest grave.

As the entirety of Tasmanian life -- flora and fauna -- sings him home, Aljaz arrives at a world where dreaming reasserts itspower over thinking, where his family tree branches into stories of all human families, stories that ground him in the land and reveal the soul

Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2001], 1994.
ISBN: 9780802116826
0802116825
Characteristics: 326 pages

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

u
uncommonreader
Jul 27, 2012

Recommended. It is about the heritage of aboriginals, crims and settlers in Tasmania. A man's life flashes before his eyes before he dies.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at RDPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top