Longest Silence A Life in Fishing

ISBN-10: 0679777571

ISBN-13: 9780679777571

Edition: N/A

Authors: Thomas McGuane

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From the highly acclaimed author of Ninety-Two in the Shade and Nothing but Blue Skies comes this collection of breathtakingly exquisite essays borne of a lifetime spent fishing. The thirty-three essays in The Longest Silence take us from the tarpon of Florida to the salmon of Iceland, from the bonefish of Mexico to the trout of Montana. They bring us characters as varied as a highly literate Canadian frontiersman and a devoutly Mormon river guide and address issues ranging from the esoteric art of tying flies to the enduring philosophy of a seventeenth-century angler. Infused with a deep experience of wildlife and the outdoors, both reverent and hilarious by turns, The Longest Silence sets the heart pounding for a glimpse of moving water and demonstrates what dedication to sport reveals about life.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/26/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 4.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Thomas McGuane was born in Wyandotte, Michigan on December 11, 1939. He received a B.A. in English from Michigan State University in 1962 and a M.F.A. from Yale University in 1965. His first novel, The Sporting Club, was published in 1969. His other works include Ninety-Two in the Shade, Nothing but Blue Skies, Keep the Change, Panama, and Nobody's Angel. His novel, The Bushwhacked Piano, received the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award for a Work of Fiction in 1971. He was also co-editor of The Best American Sports Writing. He authored screenplays for Rancho Deluxe (1973), The Missouri Breaks (1976), and 92 in the Shade (1975).

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Small Streams in Michigan
Back in Ireland
Sakonnet
Twilight on the Buffalo Paddock
Angling Versus Acts of God
Twenty-Fish Days
Henry's Fork
Tying Flies
Spring
Runoff
The Big Hole
Midstream
Seasons Through the Net
Southern Salt
The Longest Silence
Close to the Bone
Weather
A World-Record Dinner
Tarpon Hunting
Silver King: A Glimpse
The Hard Way
The Sea-Run Fish
Wesley's River
Sur
Fly-Fishing the Evil Empire
Of the Dean
Snapshots from the Whale
Izaak Walton
Iceland
Roderick Haig-Brown
Down Under
Unfounded Opinions
Sons
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