Robert Crews

Robert Crews

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In a modern Robinson Crusoe tale by the author of Little Big Man, Robert Crews, a middle-aged alcoholic, embarks on a mythic survival adventure when his plane crashes and he encounters Friday, running from her husband. 30,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
With the humor, irony, and veteran story-telling that have made him one of America's most respected novelists, Thomas Berger has written a modern-day Robinson Crusoe.
In his latest work, Thomas Berger takes us on an odyssey in the wilderness that becomes a mythic adventure. Robert Crews, middle-aged, alcoholic, his life in shambles, joins three pals on a fishing expedition that meets with catastrophe. The plane that was to take them to a northern fishing lodge crashes. Robert Crews is the sole survivor. In a wilderness for which he has no preparation, Crews must become Crusoe. Forced into sobriety, he must confront not only an alien environment, but all the specters of his past: his broken marriages, his aimlessness, his profound loneliness, his failed existence. As he taps into resources he didn't know he had, Crews gradually becomes, for the first time, committed to his survival - and, eventually, to the survival of his companion, Friday. The accidental encounter with Friday, who is on the run from her violent husband, elicits Crews's feelings of protectiveness and compassion, and also love. Through her, Crews discovers his competence and manhood.
This is a tale of more than survival - it is about transformation, commitment, and the possibility of redemption.

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In a modern Robinson Crusoe tale, Robert Crews, a middle-aged alcoholic, embarks on a mythic survival adventure when his plane crashes, and encounters Friday, running from her husband

Publisher: New York : Wm. Morrow, c1994
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780688119201
Characteristics: 240 p. ; 25 cm


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