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The Drownt Boy: An Ozark Tale
by Art Homer
It had been many years since Art Homer had spent time in the region where he grew up as the child of subsistence farmers. In this beautifully written true tale, Homer returns to the Missouri Ozarks with his stepson, Reese, for a three-day canoe trip down the recently flooded Current River. As rain threatens to erupt again and the two prepare for their uncertain trip down t...more
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published October 1st 1994 by University of Missouri
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I really like how Homer goes about telling his story. He achieves an interesting mix of backwoods storyteller and educated thinker. It is an entertaining voice to read. The sense of place in this book is wonderful. The description of the land, the animals, the people, the weather, and even the sense of what it is like to live in that corner of the world is rich and detailed. Good book with an interesting narrative structure.