NORTHWEST OF NORMAL: A NOVEL
Author: John Larison
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, Jul 2009
Andy Trib is a troubled fly-fishing guide returning to his hometown of Ipsyniho, OR, after a year on the run. The humorous story of one village reinventing the American dream. 6x9 inches, 240 pgs.
Set in the quirky mountain town of Ipsyniho, Oregon a community of artists, loggers, dope growers, and river guides Northwest of Normal is the humorous story of one village reinventing the American dream. Andy Trib is a troubled fly-fishing guide returning to his hometown of Ipsyniho after a year on the run. He embarks on a quest to repair his lifes greatest sin, the betrayal of his surrogate brother Danny Goodman. Andys quest will end in a staggering act of violence, one that will endanger everything he holds dear.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
With an engaging combination of irony and warmth, John Larison brings to life the small, offbeat enclave of a fading counterculture. Ted Leeson
Writers are taught to use all five senses in their descriptions of place, but few do it as well as John Larison. Readers wont feel as though theyve read about a unique and fascinating place, but rather that theyve been there themselves. Tom Bie
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
John Larison is the author of The Complete Steelheader and a frequent contributor to various outdoor publications, including Grays Sporting Journal and Fly Fisherman. He lives in Oregon.