Jim Dodge is the author of three novels - Fup, Not Fade Away and Stone Junction - and a collection so poetry and short prose, Rain on the River. He lives on an isolated ranch in western Sonoma County and has been by turns an apple picker, a carpet layer, a teacher, a professional gambler, a shepherd for five years and a woodcutter. He currently works as an environmental restorer - primarily tree planting, log-jam removal and erosion control.
Dodge writes short, zen-like odes that are refreshingly accessible in their simplicity. . . Rain on the River proves that in addition to Dodge's amazing talent for plot, his use of language is unequalled. * * Dazed and Confused * *
His writing is often as good as writing gets. * * Literary Review * *
The most imaginative of any living author. * * Kevin Sampson, author of Powder * *