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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

River Teeth

My friend, Jane Kirkpatrick, sent this to me...

“David James Duncan {River Teeth} in his introduction explains that ‘river teeth’ are the little icons of wood whittled out of fallen trees by the abrasive action of rivers – the enduring knots of greatest density. This named idea enables Duncan to gather a series of ‘tales’ and ‘epiphanies’ into a cohesive sequence. They are short. They are dense. They have survived in the mind by the tenacity of their importance. And now they want to be together. What is this book – fiction? Yes. Memoir? Yes. And it reads like, well – river teeth.”

~~Kim Stafford in The Muses Among Us, Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer’s Craft.

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