Northwest of Normal

Northwest of Normal Set In The Quirky Mountain Town Of Ipsyniho, Oregon A Community Of Artists, Loggers, Dope Growers, And River Guides Northwest Of Normal Is The Humorous Story Of One Village Reinventing The American Dream Andy Trib Is A Troubled Fly Fishing Guide Returning To His Hometown Of Ipsyniho After A Year On The Run He Embarks On A Quest To Repair His Life S Greatest Sin, The Betrayal Of His Surrogate Brother Danny Goodman Andy S Quest Will End In A Staggering Act Of Violence, One That Will Endanger Everything He Holds Dear I read lots of stories where the characters lead lives far removed from my experiences They have problems I have never had and probably never will Yet I empathized with them at some level How does an author do that One way is by creating characters that have traits and behaviors that the reader admires or relates to Even when a character has weaknesses or problems, if the reader admires some of their traits, they will cheer for them to succeed, forgive them when they make mistakes and cry fo I read lots of stories where the characters lead lives far removed f
I read this book because it was favorably compared to David J Duncan s The River Why which I thoroughly enjoyed and think is a great book, even for non fishers.This book, however, fell quite short of the high bar set by Duncan.The best thing about this book are the author s descriptions of the setting the river and it s streamside ecology blackberries included and the funky town in which it is set and it s typical cast of characters The scenes with fishing involved are pretty good too as I read this book because it was favorably compared to David J Duncan s The River Why which I thoroughly enjoyed and think is a great book, even for non fishers.This book,
I love fly fishing I love the Oregon rural lifestyle And, I loved this novel With steelhead fly fishing as a backdrop, NORTHWEST OF NORMAL is a saga of a deep friendship corroded by anger and betrayal At the core of the story is a complex relationship between two male fishing guides and the woman who spurned one angler to marry the other The characters are torn by feelings of regret, a
Not as good as Holding Lies , but still good I appreciated getting the back story on Danny, a character I particularly liked in HL Larison is very good at putting you inside a particular person s reality, their body and their perspect
The story is a fairly generic love triangle but the author does a great job of weaving the region and the passions of the characters into a complete story about love and growing older A good read for anyone, seemsangled at those of us in between responsibilities and expectations Great story.

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  • Hardcover
  • 234 pages
  • Northwest of Normal
  • John Larison
  • English
  • 17 May 2017
  • 1936008017