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|A novel that is set in the Pacific Northwest region of Oregon where Brautigan spent most of his childhood. It deals with the repercussions of this tragedy and its recurring theme of 'What if...' that fuels anguish, regret and self-blame as well as some darkly comic passages of bitter-sweet romance and despair.|
|Publisher||Canongate Books Ltd|
|Date of Publication||26/03/2001|
|Subject||General & Literary Fiction|
|Place of Publication||Edinburgh|
|Country of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Imprint||Canongate Books Ltd|
|Introduction by||Jeffrey Lent|
|Format Details||B-format paperback|
|Edition Statement||New edition|
|Author Biography||Richard Brautigan was born in Tacoma, Washington where he spent much of his youth, before moving to San Francisco where he became involved with other writers in the Beat Movement. During the Sixties he became one of the most prolific and prominent members of the conter-cultural movement, and wrote some of his most famous novels including Trout Fishing in America, Sombrero Fallout and A Confederate General from Big Sur.He was found dead in 1984, aged 49, beside a bottle of alcohol and a .44 calibre gun. His daughter, Ianthe Brautigan, has written a biography of her father, You Can't Catch Death .|