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Author: Jim Harrison Narrator: Ray Porter Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481585101

Publisher Description

Jim Harrison takes us on a journey of the human heart in three novellas in which the irresistible pull of nature becomes a magnificent backdrop for exploring the toughest questions about life and love.

Julip follows a bright and resourceful young woman as she tries to spring her brother from a Florida jail after he shot three of her former lovers “below the belt.”

The Seven-Ounce Man continues the picaresque adventures of Brown Dog, a Michigan scoundrel who loves to eat, drink, and chase women, all while sailing along in the bottom ten percent.

The Beige Dolorosa is the haunting tale of an academic who, recovering from the repercussions of a sexual-harassment scandal, turns to the natural world for solace.

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  • “Pithy and engaging…A peppery mix of redemption and hilarity…Harrison’s ability to weave offbeat characters and outrageous circumstances into tight, poetic, and often hilarious fiction is a rare and welcome gift.”

    - Seattle Times
  • “A mint of down-home goodness…Genuine, full-throttle fun coasting over ever-threatening currents of pathos and heartbreak.”

    - Boston Herald
  • “Harrison is inherently refreshing, seeming to ditch due respect for civilization and to take off for strange parts. His energy appears unmitigated.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Richly allusive and wickedly funny, Harrison’s book offers three delightful studies of unique individuals battling inventively against society’s demands for conformity.”

    - Library Journal
  • “In each of these ingenious, funny, and absorbing tales, Harrison muses over the fact that while other people can be veritable quagmires for our souls, their odd, selfish, and reckless behavior can also be, perversely enough, a genuine elixir.”

    - Booklist

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Is there anything more enjoyable than a Brown Dog novella? Loved the other stories as well. "

    - Autumn, 11/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I like to read Jim Harrison. "

    - Susan, 6/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " What can I say? This guy is one of my favorite authors of all time. And he writes about women (he gets inside the head of a woman) like no other male writer I know. He seems to really know them. Amazing. "

    - Marc, 4/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Yes. Yes. Though it's time to give Harrison a rest. "

    - Paul, 2/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " O man this collection of novellas was so much fun. Both Julip (pure wish fulfillment) and the Brown Dog story are fantastic: if Rabelais was a twentieth-century guy he's be Jim Harrison. Cheers! "

    - Ann, 3/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Loved all three stories - but the 2nd was my favorite. I'm stoked to learn that the main character in story 2, Brown Dog, is a recurring character. And a character he is. "

    - Leslie, 1/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Very typical Jim Harrison. I liked the Beige Dolorosa the best, but all three were great. "

    - Emily, 11/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " "Many of us shrink from life, thinking that this in itself might offer us some protection." P. 238 "

    - Kylie, 7/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " So far so good. At first I found Julip's diary and her love of Emily Dickinson a little too blatant. A lot of sex with funny situations but interest is fading rapidly. "

    - Truong, 5/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " If you like Jim Harrison, you will like another strong female character such as Julip. "

    - Jenna, 12/5/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Love this man; love this book. "

    - Sheree, 11/28/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " When I have a family, and we get family pictures taken, whoever sits on the chair (I will ask the photographer if it could be me) is going to have to hold this book over their head, while the rest of the family looks at it adoringly. "

    - Thomas, 10/20/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Discovering an author for the first time is one of the great joys in life. Finding Jim Harrison, who I liken to Hemingway with a sensitive side, is going to make this long winter season in Montana bearable. "

    - Timothy, 4/29/2010

About the Author

Jim Harrison (1937–2016) was the author of over thirty-five books of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, including Legends of the Fall, The Road Home, The English Major, and The Farmer’s Daughter. His writing appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, and the New York Times. He earned a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Spirit of the West Award from the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association. His work has been recognized worldwide and published in twenty-two languages.

About the Narrator

Ray Porter has garnered two Audie nominations as well as several Earphones Awards and enthusiastic reviews for his sparkling narration of audiobooks. A fifteen-year veteran of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, he has also appeared in numerous films and television shows.