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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409020899
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304
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The Longest Silence

A Life In Fishing




Widely hailed as one of the best fishing books ever to be published, The Longest Silence is a book that has firmly established a place for itself amongst the classics of the genre.

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.

  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409020899
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304
Categories:

About the author

Thomas McGuane

Thomas McGuane is the author of nine novels - The Sporting Club, The Bushwhacked Piano, Panama, Nobody's Angel, Soemthing to be Desired, Keep the Change, Nothing but Blue Skies, The Cadence of Grass and Ninety-Two in the Shade- three collections of essays and one of short stories. His most recent book was The Longest Silence: A Life in Fishing. He lives in Sweet Grass County, Montana.

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Praise for The Longest Silence

gentle, elegiac descriptions laced with crisp opinion

Scott Veale, New York Times

his stories are marked by passion and insight

Hugh MacDonald, Herald

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