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Where rivers change direction

by Mark Spragg

  • 249 Want to read
  • 16 Currently reading

Published by Riverhead Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Ranch life,
  • Park County (Wyo.),
  • Shoshone National Forest (Wyo.)
    • Subjects:
    • Spragg, Mark, 1952- -- Childhood and youth.,
    • Ranch life -- Wyoming -- Park County.,
    • Park County (Wyo.) -- Biography.,
    • Shoshone National Forest (Wyo.) -- Biography.,
    • Park County (Wyo.) -- Social life and customs.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMark Spragg.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF767.P3 S67 2000
      The Physical Object
      Pagination283 p. ;
      Number of Pages283
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL49069M
      ISBN 101573228257
      LC Control Number99051649

      Where Rivers Change Direction is that rare breed of book—an intensely personal self-examination of a life that transcends the boundaries of place and circumstance to become a universal meditation on the things we all hold dear. It is an incredibly subtle and restrained book. Like its subjects—the men of the modern West—it is taciturn and /5(6). Where Rivers Change Direction by Mark Spragg. University of Utah Press. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

      A river flowing in its channel is a source of energy which acts on the river channel to change its shape and form. In , the German hydrologist Albert Brahms empirically observed that the submerged weight of objects that may be carried away by a river is proportional to the sixth power of the river flow speed. This formulation is also sometimes called Airy's law. Oct 04,  · While this essay’s focus will be the work that is arguably the most demanding of the reader’s ability to achieve closure— Mark Spragg’s Where Rivers Change Direction ()— the two other works under consideration will be dis­ cussed first, briefly, in order to contrast their endings and closures with Spragg’s, the better to Author: Brian Dillon.

      Where Rivers Change Direction is a memoir of childhood spent on the oldest dude ranch in Wyoming—with a family struggling against the elements and against themselves, and with the wry and wise cowboy who taught him life's most important lessons/5(3). Publishers Weekly's starred review calls this collection of essays about a boyhood spent on a ranch in Wyoming "a piercing voice from the heartland (a) resonant autobiography (that) weds the venerable Western tradition of frontier exploration of self and nature with the masculine school of writing stretching from Hemingway to Mailer".


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ARTICLES Buy this book. Where Rivers Change Direction, essays by Mark Spragg. Mark Spragg grew up on the oldest dude ranch in Wyoming, a place of unrelenting winds, pitiless blizzards, fierce rivers, and the men who work there have to be tough to survive. He writes lyrically of this world, its animals - horses, bears, elk - and of its people, in particular his parents and John, an old cowboy who became his mentor.

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Mark Spragg is the award-winning author of the memoir Where Rivers Change Direction, winner of the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Award, and the novels The Fruit of the Stone, An Unfinished Life, and Bone coopsifas.com books have been translated into fifteen languages.

Where Rivers Change Direction is a memoir of childhood spent on the oldest dude ranch in Wyoming—with a family struggling against the elements and against themselves, and with the wry and wise cowboy who taught him life's most important lessons.

Where Rivers Change Direction combines a soaring spirituality with a visceral, often stomach-churning attention to detail. It's a book that continually dares the reader to turn away from its pages in an effort to digest the power of its confused emotions and hauntingly spare images (a "moon-fried plain," a stillborn child "baked alive in my.

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