Matt Briggs

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Matt Briggs grew up in the Snoqualmie Valley, raised by working-class, counter-culture parents who cultivated and sold cannabis. Briggs has written two books set in rural Washington chronicling this life, The Remains of River Names and Shoot the Buffalo. Critic Ann Powers wrote of Briggs first book in the New York Times Book Review, "Briggs has captured the America that neither progressives nor family-value advocates want to think about, where bohemianism has degenerated into dangerous dropping out." Briggs has published a number of collection of stories, including The Moss Gatherers and The End is the Beginning. Of his stories, Jim Feast wrote in the American Book Review, "All of Briggs’s zigzagging stories are told with great attention to ...more

copertina briggs_OUTMatt Briggs first book, the novel in stories originally published in 1999 by Black Heron Press, The Remains of River Names, was just released by the Itlain Press ad est dell’equatore (translated by Fiorenzo Iuliano).

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Keep a Journal: The Basics

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Shoot the Buffalo

4.05 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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The Remains of River Names

3.94 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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Misplaced Alice

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Virility Rituals of North A...

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The Moss Gatherers

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The Strong Man

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The End is the Beginning

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The Double E

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Snoqualmie

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