Death of a river guide

by Richard Flanagan | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0802138632 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingherchellewing of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 8/31/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingherchellewing from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, August 31, 2020
I have seen this book so many times but never reached for it before, until now, and it is set in Australia!
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Journal Entry 2 by wingherchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, January 27, 2024
This was my second book of 2024 (the first one I had to pass) and I so glad that I finally reached for this one off my TBR Mountain Range and I finished it in time for Australian Day.
Aljaz Cosini is leading a group of tourists on a raft tour down Tasmania's wild Franklin River when his greatest fear is realized -- a tourist falls overboard. 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 its power over thinking, where his family tree branches into stories of all human families, stories that ground him in the land and reveal the soul history of his country.
When I finished the last pages, I was overwhelmed by the emotion of Aljiz’s final moments. WOW!!!!

Journal Entry 3 by wingherchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, April 13, 2024

Released 1 mo ago (4/13/2024 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada


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Journal Entry 4 by sing-song at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Picked this up at the April/24 meetup.

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