"The Great Leader carbonates page after page after page. You might go so far as to compare it to Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak. Or...Ted Williams, much the better hitter...[Or] Willie Mays. Mays was a magic act, but the kind that left you with the feeling that the miraculous stuff surprised him too. And that's where Harrison fits in, 30-odd books down the road--his own shelf in the library--and you can still feel the excitement every time he pulls something new out of his ear. Which pretty much happens on every page he writes." --Pete Dexter, The New York Times Book Review "The Harrison Legend...has only grown .... Harrison has outlasted those critics who initially wrote him off as a Hemingway-derived regionalist, and at times he has been as successful as a modern American writer can possibly be.... The Great Leader is hugely enjoyable--Harrison is probably incapable of writing a novel that is not enjoyable....The language...remains stunning.'" --Tom Bissell, Outside Magazine "Jim Harrison brings his established fascination with the rugged places of the natural world, the pleasures of good food and the persistence of sexual desire to this sometimes playful, often poignant story of one man's twilight quest for redemption.... Jim Harrison's latest leaves no doubt he still has much that's fresh, entertaining and thoughtful to say." --Harvey Freedenberg, Shelf Awareness The lyrical narrative cascades between dark comedy and revelation and, though it plows familiar soil, could be among Harrison's more rewarding in years." --Ted Roelofs, The Grand Rapids Press "Jim Harrison conjures The Great Leader of a bizarre hedonistic cult." --Vanity Fair "A mountain, a mess and an agonized moralist, Detective Sunderson makes this mock-epic one of the most memorable tales of contemporary master Harrison...Wounds-and-all portrait of a lion in winter, beleaguered but still battling." --Kirkus Reviews "[The] cat-and-mouse game between t
About the Author
Jim Harrison is the author of over thirty-one books of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, including "Legends of the Fall, The Road Home, The English Major, " and "The Farmer's Daughter." His writing has appeared in "The New Yorker, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Playboy," and "The New York Times." He has earned a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Spirit of the West Award from the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association.