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The longest silence : a life in fishing

By: McGuane, Thomas

0224061011 / 9780224061018
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20 cm xvi, 279p.
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Reprint. Originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999; London: Yellow Jersey, 2000.

Thomas McGuane's obsession with fish has taken him from the river in his backyard to the holiest waters of the fly-fisher's world.

As he travels the fish take him to many and various subjects ripe for random speculation: rods and reels, the classification of anglers according to the flies they prefer, family and memory - right down to why fishermen lie.

The Longest Silence sets the heart pounding for a glimpse of moving water, and demonstrates what a life dedicated to sport reveals about life.


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