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By Ryan Blacketter

After the demise of his sixteen-year-old dual sister, Lyle Rettew strikes from the mountains of Idaho to Eugene, Oregon. His non secular, well-intentioned older brother has forbidden any point out of her identify. yet Lyle, battling to maintain his reminiscence of her alive, has hand over taking the lithium that numbs his brain, and brazenly rebels opposed to his mom and brother for the 1st time. Taking his mourning out of the home, he embarks upon a fraught pilgrimage that's straight away heartbreaking and macabre. darkish notwithstanding it can be, Lyle's fevered trip alongside the margins of teen tradition is eventually pushed via fierce love and a deep, instinctive have to discover a liturgy for loss and grief.

"[Blacketter] has a wonderful eye for the emotional textures of the main general event, the type that familiarity makes virtually subliminal."
--Marilynne Robinson, writer of Gilead

"A unusual, haunting trip around the shadowy panorama of grief and longing. To our success, Ryan Blacketter is a heroic consultant into this exploration of the mysterious workings of the human center. Down within the River will grip you through the collar and never enable pass. it is a courageous first novel from a author to be watched."
-Mitch Wieland, writer of God's Dogs

"I cannot keep in mind while i have cherished a personality up to i admire younger Lyle Rettew, or while i have cheered one on so demanding, although he is sincerely loopy and his quest is doomed. A thunderous debut, and the start of what's going to definitely be a panoramic career."
--Pinckney Benedict, writer of Miracle Boy and different Stories

"Blacketter's prose is paired with the torque of a plot that lives and strikes like an indomitable engine. this tough and precious tale is inbreathed with a ferocity that leaves the reader shaken. in spite of everything, via Blacketter's definite hand, we stumble upon a shockingly intimate brush with our personal wish for peace of soul, and in so doing, are drawn towards the ineffable secret of the way our touch with others unavoidably consists of with it a feeling of countless gravity."
--Shann Ray, writer of American Masculine

A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Ryan Blacketter has obtained a literary supply from the Oregon local Arts and tradition Council and a jail educating furnish from the Idaho Humanities Council. His tales have seemed within the Antioch evaluate, picture, Crab Orchard evaluation, Alaska Quarterly Review, and in other places. He lives along with his spouse in Boise, Idaho.

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