The Longest Silence

The Longest Silence A Life in Fishing

Second Vintage Books edition

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From the highly acclaimed author of Ninety-two in the Shade and Cloudbursts comes a collection of alternately playful and exquisite essays borne of a lifetime spent fishing. The forty pieces in The Longest Silence-including seven collected here for the first time-take the reader from the tarpon of Florida to the salmon of Iceland, from the bonefish of Mexico to the trout of Montana. They introduce 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 to the trials of the aging fisherman. Both reverent and hilarious by turns, and infused with a deep experience of wildlife and the outdoors, The Longest Silence sets the heart pounding for a glimpse of moving water and demonstrates what dedication to sport reveals about life.

Book information

ISBN: 9780525565307
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
Edition: Second Vintage Books edition
DEWEY: 639.2
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxii, 356
Weight: 272g
Height: 203mm
Width: 132mm
Spine width: 20mm