Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

So the Wind Won’t Blow It All Away
Richard Brautigan


In a small Pacific Northwest town we meet a young man who has shot dead his best friend with a gun. The novel deals with the repercussions of this tragedy: the anguish, regret, despair and bittersweet romance. Typical of Brautigan’s singular style, So the Wind Won’t Blow It All Away is a beautifully written, brooding novel. Its autobiographical prose is a fitting epitaph to this complex, contradictory and often misunderstood writer.

Paperback, 128pp
Canongate, 2017 (1982)
ISBN 9781786890467