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Publisher's Summary

The Woman Lit by Fireflies is a rollicking collection of three novellas that spans the odd contours of the American landscape. It introduces Harrison's beloved character Brown Dog, an ex-Bible student with raucously asocial tendencies who rescues the preserved body of an Indian chief from the depths of Lake Superior in a caper that nets a wildly unexpected bounty.

Elsewhere, a band of 60s radicals reunite to free an old comrade from a Mexican jail. And a 50-year-old suburban housewife flees quietly from her abusive businessman husband and explores the bittersweet pageant of the preceding years within the sanctuary of an Iowa cornfield.

©1990 Jim Harrison (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Exciting and impressive...a talented writer who understands the human heart." (New York Times Book Review)
"Harrison has a narrative voice that fairly defies the reader to ignore it....For Harrison, life is a story, and it's the one that he can tell with the best of them." (Washington Post Book World)

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Exceptional.

Every story a gem. The author drops you into his characters' minds so deftly that you don't even notice. You emerge with your imagination and empathy stretched. I mean what else do we read fiction for?

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