Mink River Summary
Brian Doyle

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Mink River Overview

In the novel “Mink River” by Brian Doyle a narrator describes the special characteristics of the people of Neawanaka, a fictional town on the Oregon coast, that make it a town that refuses to die and its people one who refuse to give in to despair. The village of Neawanaka, Oregon could be any small town in America and its people the people of any small town. Themes in this book, which includes a humor touched look at the people that keep one small town going, include the importance of art, public works, stories and storytelling, and desperation.