Water Music Summary
T. Coraghessan Boyle

Everything you need to understand or teach Water Music by T. Coraghessan Boyle.

  • Water Music Summary & Study Guide

Water Music Summary

The main action of Water Music is Mungo Park's search for the source of the Niger River. In developing this simple plot line, Boyle makes so many references to so many other authors that Park's search for the source of the Niger becomes a metaphor for Boyle's search for the essence of literature.

Neither Park nor Boyle completes his respective quest; but as Ned Rise plays a clarinet along the Niger after Park's...

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Study Pack

The Water Music Study Pack contains:

Water Music Short Guide

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