In Hartland, by the St John River, June 11, 2016. Hadn't been there since Fred Cogswell drove LeRoy Johnson and myself up to see Alden Nowlan in 1961.
RUM RIVER – The new definitive edition, revised and corrected by the author (Lion's Head Press, 2016. 288 pp. $20). Available from the publisher or independent bookstores. General distribution by Ingram Book Services.
"A raw, at times almost abrasive, emotional honesty is a signature Fraser leaves in all his writing, but never does it come through more clearly than in Rum River. The book is as strong as anything ever written by American writer and kindred spirit Charles Bukowski." STEPHEN PATRICK CLARE, Atlantic Canada's 100 Greatest Books
"As with all Raymond Fraser's books almost impossible to put down." BRIAN JEFFREY STREET, author, The Parachute Ward
"It's perceptive, magnetic and laced with humour." ANNE INGRAM, The Gleaner
"Comic and horrifying." HEATHER SANDERSON, Canadian Literature
"What William Burroughs’s novel Junky is to drug addiction, Raymond Fraser’s Rum River is to alcoholism." EUGENE PETERS, Essayist & critic