Jim Harrison

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Narrated By: Ray Porter, Hillary Huber, William Hughes

Duration: 8 hours and 54 minutes

What to expect

Jim Harrison takes us on a journey of the human heart in three novellas in which the irresistible pull of nature becomes a magnificent backdrop for exploring the toughest questions about life and love.

Julip follows a bright and resourceful young woman as she tries to spring her brother from a Florida jail after he shot three of her former lovers “below the belt.”

The Seven-Ounce Man continues the picaresque adventures of Brown Dog, a Michigan scoundrel who loves to eat, drink, and chase women, all while sailing along in the bottom ten percent.

The Beige Dolorosa is the haunting tale of an academic who, recovering from the repercussions of a sexual-harassment scandal, turns to the natural world for solace.


Short stories, Fiction: general and literary

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“Pithy and engaging…A peppery mix of redemption and hilarity…Harrison’s ability to weave offbeat characters and outrageous circumstances into tight, poetic, and often hilarious fiction is a rare and welcome gift.”

Seattle Times

“A mint of down-home goodness…Genuine, full-throttle fun coasting over ever-threatening currents of pathos and heartbreak.”

Boston Herald

“Harrison is inherently refreshing, seeming to ditch due respect for civilization and to take off for strange parts. His energy appears unmitigated.”

Publishers Weekly

“Richly allusive and wickedly funny, Harrison’s book offers three delightful studies of unique individuals battling inventively against society’s demands for conformity.”

Library Journal

“In each of these ingenious, funny, and absorbing tales, Harrison muses over the fact that while other people can be veritable quagmires for our souls, their odd, selfish, and reckless behavior can also be, perversely enough, a genuine elixir.”