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Edge Walking on the Western Rim: New Works
A dozen original works by 12 Northwest writers are assembled in this handsomely illustrated anthology. Novelist Tom Robbins proclaims his unabashed love for the region, noting "I'm here for mushrooms that broadcast on transcendental frequencies." Native American writer Sherman Alexie describes his difficult early life in Spokane, and novelist and nature writer Brenda Peter ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Sasquatch Books
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The Tom Robbins' essay is one of my favorites and is a fantastic explanation of why people live in the rainy wonder that is the Pacific Northwest. I'd already read the David James Duncan essay in his River Teeth collection. I love his stories and am working my way through all his books. I realy enjoyed reading the work of other Northwest writers that I wasn't before familiar with. Brenda Peterson's essay about belugas & dolphins was amazing. Oh to touch a whale's skin....
Snippets of poetry and prose from very good writers: Sherman Alexie, Sharon Doubiago, David James Duncan, Sam Hamill, Lawson Fusao Inada, Colleen McElroy, Brenda Peterson, Jonathan Raban, Tom Robbins, Charlotte Watson Sherman, Tom Spanbauer, William and Kim Stafford,