The Longest Silence: A Life In Fishing (Paperback)Thomas McGuane (author)
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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.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
Few are the works of literature which can successfully capture the essence of a sport. With this soulful and reflective work, much-lauded American novelist, Thomas McGuane has surely created a modern classic * Scotland on Sunday *
It's a meaty book and an uplifting one, dazzlingly well-written. Just as I'd be a proud angler if I could catch specimens half as big as his 25lb sea trout from the Rio Grande, so I'd be a proud man if I could write a book half as good as this * Financial Times *
Writing to die for * Dailiy Mail *
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