Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: The Farmer's Daughter

"The therapist was terribly skinny and B.D. had the fantasy of fattening her up to a proper size. There was the old joke of getting bone splinters while screwing a skinny girl."

--From "Brown Dog Redux," the second of three novellas in The Farmer's Daughter by Jim Harrison.

That is such a perfect Harrison teaser because of the combination of Midwestern-style lust and mind wandering. His characters are generally strong-willed, rural, and stuck inside their own heads.

"Brown Dog Redux" is the fourth of Harrison's Brown Dog novellas, each published as one part of a three-novella set.

This volume also includes "The Farmer's Daughter," about an intelligent young woman growing up under unusual circumstances in Wyoming, and "The Games of Night," which apparently has something to do with a werewolf, although probably in a metaphoric, rather than para-normal fiction, sort of way.

Jim Harrison is one of my favorite authors. I've read all his prose books, most more than once. My zeal is less fervent now, and the books no longer gobsmack (a very Harrison word) me like they used to, either because I'm getting older or Harrison is, I don't know. But I still read anything new he publishes and can honestly say that his work has shaped my worldview.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.


  1. Ooh, I like that teaser. It gives me a sense of how well-written it is, but that it doesn't take itself too seriously.

    My teaser is here.

  2. Laura -- That is a great summation of Harrison's writing.

  3. This was an interesting teaser. Not really my style but interesting.

    My teaser is here at Inside of a Dog.

  4. Great teaser, I´ve never read anything by this author. Here´s mine:

  5. I laughed out loud, I haven't heard 'screwing' since high school days, that was 16 years ago, to funny.

  6. Kathy -- Thanks for visiting and leaving your link!

    ifyoucanreadthis -- I read Harrison so I can understand how men think. :)

    Marce -- Glad you liked it! I also laughed when I read it.

  7. I absolutely love this teaser! Very well said yet amusing! Love it.

  8. I do like that teaser :) And I know how B.D. feels, well, about the wanting to feed some people, not about the splinters

  9. Sounds like I should be reading.

  10. I've always been interested in Jim Harrison's writing, but never read much by him - just a couple of short stories, I think. But I'm putting this one on my wish list now. Love the teaser!

  11. Enjoy your book. My teaser is here.

  12. This is a great teaser! Your reading list is always so interesting - it gives me lots of good ideas for future reading.


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