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David James Duncan

David James Duncan

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David James Duncan, born in Portland, Oregon, in 1952, is a writer whose works include My Story as Told by Water, The Brothers K, The River Why, and River Teeth. His work deals with environmental issues, spiritual problems and fly-fishing. My Story as Told by Water, which was nominated for a National Book Award, expresses his concern about the possible extinction of the Pacific Northwest’s wild salmon. The River Why and The Brothers K received the Pacific Northwest Booksellers award. The Brothers K was also named a New York Times Notable Book in 1992 and won a Best Books Award from the American Library Association. Duncan currently lives in Montana.

  • Duncan, David James, with Rick Bass. The Heart of the Monster. Missoula: All Against the Haul, 2010.
  • Duncan, David James. Strategic Withdrawal : Meditation. Salt Lake City: Green Cat Press, 2007.
  • Duncan, David James. God Laughs and Plays: Churchless Sermons in Response to the Preachments of the Fundamentalist Right. Great Barrington: Triad Books, 2006.
  • Duncan, David James. The River Why. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 2002.
  • Duncan, David James. My Story as Told by Water. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 2001.
  • Duncan, David James. River Teeth: Stories and Writings. New York: Doubleday, 1995.
  • Duncan, David James. The Brothers K. New York: Bantam, 1993.

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