This is not a book for everyone.
Oceans of words, swelling waves of paragraphs, long sinuous sentences running on for a page or more like a rare variety of seaweed.
And a compelling story as well.
Author Brian Doyle, best known as the editor of “Portland” magazine and books of essays, has written two novels. The first, “Mink River,” is invariably described as a “sprawling” novel of Oregon. And now, “The Plover” – not really a sequel but more a companion piece – about Irish Oregonian Declan O’Donnell, a minor character in “Mink River.”