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

The Longest Silence

A Life In Fishing

This book was published in hardback to the most amazing reviews. Widely hailed as one of the best fishing books to be published in the last decade The Longest Silence is a book that has firmly established a place for itself amongst the classics of the genre

"We'd all rather be fishing than doing anything else. But if you can't do it, then reading about it is
the next best thing. The Longest Silence is one of the best fishing trips I've had this year. "
Jeremy Paxman, Daily Telegraph.
"Thomas McGuane, much-lauded American novelist, has spent over 50 years in pursuit of the catch and in the course of 33 short, dreamily episodic essays he succeeds in capturing the sometimes spiritual, sometimes challenging, occasionally amusing and more often than not enchanting world of the whenever-possible angler...
Few are the works of literature which can successfully capture the essence of a sport. With this soulful and reflective work McGuane has surely created a modem classic" Scotland on Sunday
"It is a meaty book, and an uplifting one, dazzling 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, or his 18lb stee1head fonn the Dean, so I'd be a
proud man if I could write a book half as good as this." Financial Times

  • Pub date: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409020899
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

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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