The River

Peter Heller (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
March 03, 2020
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.9 X 7.9 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780525563532

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About the Author

PETER HELLER is the national bestselling author of Celine, The Painter, and The Dog Stars. The Painter was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and won the prestigious Reading the West Book Award, shared in the past by Western writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Terry Tempest Williams, and The Dog Stars, which was published to critical acclaim and lauded as a breakout bestseller, has been published in twenty-two languages to date. Heller is also the author of four nonfiction books, including Kook: What Surfing Taught Me About Love, Life, and Catching the Perfect Wave, which was awarded the National Outdoor Book Award for Literature. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in poetry and fiction and lives in Denver, Colorado.

Reviews

"Vivid and engaging. . . . A suspenseful tale told with glorious drama and lyrical flair."
--The New York Times Book Review

"A fiery tour de force. . . . Terrifying and unutterably beautiful."
--The Denver Post

"[A] poetic and unnerving wilderness thriller. . . . Full of rushing life and profound consequences."
--USA Today

"Packed with action. . . . Engaging. . .satisfying."
--Outside Magazine

"[A] modern-day survival tale. . . . Takes on the urgency of a thriller."
--The New York Times

"[Heller] has created indelible characters. . . . The River is a beauty-of-nature/cruelty-of-humanity hybrid, but this time he leans into the thriller aspect of the tale, with gripping results."
--Minneapolis Star Tribune

"The prose is glorious, Heller's evocation of the natural surroundings stunning, the tension razor-sharp."
--The Observer (London)

"Stunning, beautiful, life-affirming, and heartbreaking. . . . Heller writes with deep respect and empathy for not only nature and its inhabitants but also of human frailty, friendship, loyalty, and love. [An] exquisite book."
--Criminal Element

"[A] superbly crafted adventure-action-mystery story. . . . Reminiscent of James Dickey's classic Deliverance."
--New York Journal of Books

"As much an allegory about man's impact on the Earth as it is an adventure story. . . . Heller's melodious renderings are drawn from a lifetime of not just witnessing nature, but of actively paying attention to how it is woven together."
--5280 Magazine

"Using an artist's eye to describe Jack and Wynn's wilderness world, Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist Heller has transformed his own outdoor experiences into a heart-pounding adventure that's hard to put down."
--Library Journal (starred review)

"Peter Heller has struck gold again with The River. . . . Masterly paced and artfully told, The River is a page-turner."
--BookPage (starred review)

"Fresh and affecting. . . . [Heller's] pacing is masterful. . . . An exhilarating tale delivered with the pace of a thriller and the wisdom of a grizzled nature guide."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)