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    there's a new UP collection of novellas by Jim Harrison, about his character Brown Dog:

    Brown Dog, if you haven’t yet run across him, has been the protagonist of five Harrison novellas since 1990. A thick new collection, “Brown Dog: Novellas,” assembles them all, and includes a sixth — unpublished until now.

    Brown Dog has no other name. He’s simply B. D., a scoundrel, a “backwoods nitwit,” a “kindly fool,” a goof as lovable as Sancho Panza and a libertine as promiscuous (if not as discriminating) as Don Juan. Picture a smuttier, older and alcoholic Huckleberry Finn, who happens to be Native American.

    B. D. lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, home of Hemingway’s Two-Hearted River, where summer is “known locally as three months of bad sledding” and where the headline “Old Finn Walks 25 Miles to See Brother” is considered rousing. Raised by his grandfather, he hates loud noises, prefers the company of ravens and bears, and his idea of advance planning is to stash pints of schnapps in tree stumps near his favorite trout streams.

    Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

    by Youffraita on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 10:55:55 AM PST

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