Jim Harrison has garnered critical acclaim for masterpieces such as "e;Legends of the Fall, The Beast God Forgot to Invent,"e; and, most recently, "e;Returning to Earth."e; Now, "e;The Woman Lit by Fireflies,"e; one of his best-loved books, is available as a Grove paperback.
Across the odd contours of the American landscape, people are searching for the things that aren t irretrievably lost, for the incandescent beneath the ordinary. An ex-Bible student with raucously asocial tendencies rescues the preserved body of an Indian chief from the frigid depths of Lake Superior in a caper that nets a wildly unexpected bounty. A band of sixties radicals, now approaching middle age, reunite to free an old comrade from a Mexican jail. A fifty-year-old suburban housewife flees quietly from her abusive businessman husband at a highway rest stop, climbs a fence, and explores the bittersweet pageant of the preceding years within the sanctuary of an Iowa cornfield.
"e;The Woman Lit by Fireflies"e; is the work of a classic writer at the very top of his form--a hard-living, hard-writing hero of American letters whose novellas comprise a sweeping tribute to the nation s heartland and the colorful, courageous characters who inhabit it."e;
The Woman Lit by Fireflies