By Richard Brautigan
REVENGE OF THE garden: initially released in 1971, those weird and wonderful flashes of perception and humor disguise every thing from "A excessive construction in Singapore" to the "Perfect California Day." this can be Brautigan's in basic terms number of tales and comprises "The misplaced Chapters of TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA."
THE ABORTION: AN ancient ROMANCE 1966: A public library in California the place not one of the books have ever been released is stuffed with romantic percentages. but if the librarian and his female friend needs to commute to Tijuana, they've got a sequence of wierd encounters in Brautigan's 1971 novel.
SO THE WIND will not BLOW all of it AWAY: it truly is 1979, and a guy is recalling the occasions of his 12th summer time, while he got bullets for his gun rather than a hamburger. Written in advance of his dying, and released in 1982, this novel foreshadowed Brautigan's suicide.
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