The Longest Silence

The Longest Silence

by Thomas McGuane


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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.

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ISBN-13: 9780525565307
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/12/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 83,563
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Thomas McGuane lives on a ranch in McLeod, Montana. He is the author of ten novels, three works of nonfiction, and four collections of stories.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Combine the amazing prose of Thomas McGuane and the fishing stories told by your sportsmen uncle at Christmas and you have The Longest Silence: A Life in Fishing. Nobody but McGuane can capture the pure joy and abject insanity of those cursed with the obsession of fly fishing. Informative, entertaining and funny this book is a true classic. In my opinion the greatest book about fishing ever written.