The Big Seven

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/8/2016
  • Publisher: Grove Press

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“Harrison’s writing is always exhilarating. An added strength is his penchant for delightfully flawed but deeply human characters. Sunderson doesn’t disappoint.”—Seattle Times

“The pleasures of The Big Seven are found most often in Sunderson’s troubled, heavily marinated meditations . . . Such is Harrison’s gift for conveying human consciousness and all its vexing diversions and understatements and circular thoughts.”—New York Times Book Review

A national bestseller from one of our most renowned and popular authors, The Big Seven finds Detective Sunderson settling into a hunting cabin in a remote area of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where he soon realizes that his neighbors may be as dangerous as any maniac he faced in his cop days. A family of outlaws, armed to the teeth, the Ameses have local law enforcement too intimidated to take them on. Then Sunderson’s cleaning lady, a comely young Ames woman, is murdered, and black sheep brother Lemuel Ames seeks Sunderson’s advice on a crime novel he’s writing which may not be fiction. Sunderson must struggle with the evil within himself and the greater, more expansive evil of his neighbor.

“Harrison is an old master, here on top of his game . . . Harrison is maybe a little bit like . . . Elmore Leonard (to whom Sunderson pays tribute), in that both write prose, easy on the eye, that seems so natural as to be effortless. That kind of writing is, of course, anything but effortless—it takes genius, but mostly experience, intuition and discipline. And a somewhat raffish charm, like Harrison’s, doesn’t hurt.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Whimsical and bawdy fun . . . Harrison writes beautifully about fishing and the outdoors.”—Washington Post

Author Biography

Jim Harrison is the author of thirty-seven previous books of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, including Legends of the Fall, The Road Home, Returning to Earth, and The English Major. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he has had work published in twenty-seven languages. Harrison lives in Montana and Arizona.

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