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The English Major

Author: Harrison, Jim Set In . . .
 North America, USA, California, Idaho, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, New Mexico, Arizona, Michigan, Utah
Genre: Fiction
Time Frame: 2000s
Published: 2008
Description:
"It used to be Cliff and Vivian and now it isn't." With these words, Jim Harrison sends his sixty-something protagonist, divorced and robbed of his farm by a late-blooming real estate shark of an ex-wife, on a road trip across America, armed with a childhood puzzle of the United States and a mission to rename all the states and state birds to overcome the banal names men have given them. Cliff's adventures take him through a whirlwind affair with a former student from his high school-teacher days twenty-some years before, to a "snake farm" in Arizona owned by an old classmate; and to the high-octane existence of his son, a big-time movie producer in San Francisco.

The English Major is the map of a man's journey into—and out of—himself, and it is vintage Harrison—reflective, big-picture American, and replete with wicked wit.
  
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