By Richard Brautigan
REVENGE OF THE garden: initially released in 1971, those strange flashes of perception and humor hide every little thing from "A excessive development in Singapore" to the "Perfect California Day." this is often 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 probabilities. but if the librarian and his female friend needs to trip 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 really is 1979, and a guy is recalling the occasions of his 12th summer season, while he got bullets for his gun rather than a hamburger. Written prior to his dying, and released in 1982, this novel foreshadowed Brautigan's suicide.
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