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Synopsis: A brief and brilliant autobiography in which the worlds of the fisherman and the novelist commingle.
Review: It's no surprise, really, that a novelist of Craig Nova's range should find himself as drawn to trout as he is to words. Both are uncertain and private pursuits with lots of time for contemplation, punctuated by plenty of setbacks and the occasional victory. Remarkably, each has a way of sustaining the other.
Nova's memoir is, sadly, short, but the experiences he relates are anything but thin; anglers know there is just as much splendor in a game little fish as there is in one that's trophy-size. On streams from Maine to the Catskills, he skillfully and revealingly connects his fly lines to his life lines: his courtship, his marriage, his daughters, his writing. In one remarkable set piece, he recalls in splendid detail a bizarre episode, complete with the absurd intrigue of overt threats and secret mail drops, in which he becomes the target of an interstate extortion plot; Nova finds solace through the anxiety as he befriends--and fishes with--the FBI agent assigned to his case.
Why, in the end, does angling hook him so? One memorably lovely passage explains the essence of the union: "During important events in my life, I have gone fishing for brook trout. What I got out of this was not just the absence of what was confining or upsetting, but the presence of another quality altogether: These fish are forever associated in my mind with the depths of thankfulness for good fortune, just as they always reminded me of beauty and a sense of what may be possible after all." It is in that hopeful landscape of the possible that anglers--and writers--go to thrive. --Jeff Silverman
Title: Brook Trout and the Writing Life
Publisher: Lyons Press
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Printing.
Book Description The Lyons Press, 1999. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP2813894
Book Description The Lyons Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2769327060
Book Description The Lyons Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G1558219749I5N00
Book Description The Lyons Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G1558219749I3N00
Book Description Globe Pequot Press, The. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Bookseller Inventory # G1558219749I3N10
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR008425222
Book Description Book Condition: Good. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ] Publisher: The Lyons Press Pub Date: 9/1/1999 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 128 first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 5388047
Book Description The Lyons Press, New York, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 128 pp., As issued. Laid in hand written note from the author. Bookseller Inventory # 003460
Book Description The Lyons Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1558219749
Book Description The Lyons Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Pale gray boards quarterbound in blue, silver titling on spine. Solid binding, minimal wear. Clean unmarked pages. DJ has minimal wear. ; 8.30 X 5.40 X 0.70 inches; 128 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 10909