The Man Who Swam Beavers RGB
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The Man Who Swam with Beavers

A Novel by Nancy Lord

“These fresh, startling, wonderful stories deserve a wide readership. I gobbled them up.” —Maxine Kumin

May 2001
5 x 7.5 | 256 pages
Paperback Original

ISBN: 978-1-56689-110-3.

$15.95

Description

Inspired by Alaska Native legends and myths of her adopted state, Nancy Lord explores humankind’s innate need for contact with nature in the contemporary fables that make up The Man Who Swam with Beavers. The title refers to a Dena’ina Indian story about a man who lives with beavers, and realizes that all creatures have “their own lives, as complete and legitimate as any others.” These wry, imaginative stories portray modern American life against a backdrop of traditional wisdom about what it takes to live well in the world.

Reviews

“These fresh, startling, wonderful stories deserve a wide readership. I gobbled them up.” —Maxine Kumin