Run River

Run River

Paperback - 1994
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Joan Didion's electrifying first novel is a haunting portrait of a marriage whose wrong turns and betrayals are at once absolutely idiosyncratic and a razor-sharp commentary on the history of California. Everett McClellan and his wife, Lily, are the great-grandchildren of pioneers, and what happens to them is a tragic epilogue to the pioneer experience, a story of murder and betrayal that only Didion could tell with such nuance, sympathy, and suspense.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1994.
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed.
ISBN: 9780679752509
Characteristics: 264 p. ; 21 cm.


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