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The Snowfly: A Novel

Heywood, Joseph

Published by Lyons Press, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2000
ISBN 10: 1585740209 / ISBN 13: 9781585740208
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Title: The Snowfly: A Novel

Publisher: Lyons Press, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

Book Type: Modern Literature

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455pp. Gold/black cloth. 1st Ed. with complete number line. Tight, square, bright copy. Firm corners. No remainder mark. No internal notes, names or markings. Crisp, unclipped pictorial DJ in Mylar cover. Pristine copy of the unusual somewhat off-the-wall novel. Author of The Berkuit and the Grady Service Woods cop mysteries. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 15765

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Synopsis: "The Snowfly" is a spellbinding novel of suspense, international intrigue, and fly fishing. The holy grail that burns at the core of the novel is the snowfly, a legendary insect that attracts trout of such size that they couldn't possibly exist in the world as we know it.Bowie Rhodes is a UPI reporter and a fly fisherman of extraordinary talent. He learns of the myth of the snowfly early in his childhood: The giant snowfly hatches every seven years, never on the same river twice. It brings to rise only trout that strain the imagination: trout so huge they would have to have lived forty years or more, so wily that they never allow themselves to be caught, or even seen, so hungry for this fly that they will risk exposure to rise for the hatch. The snowfly is the sacred quest of only the most obsessed trout hunters, and has been seen by no living person, existing only in myth and in a lost manuscript. Rhodes's hunt for the manuscript brings him to the extremes of humanity -- the jungles of Vietnam, the subterfuges of Brezhnev's Soviet Union, a poisoned Canadian wasteland of uranium mines, and deep into his own heart of darkness.The world Heywood creates is broader, more wild, with more mystery lurking beneath the surface waters than our own. Or is it? "The Snowfly" makes it all seem gloriously possible. Richly imaginative and sexy, this is an irresistible novel for anyone who loves a good thriller and for fly fishermen everywhere.

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