TOP TITLE: Our previous edition of The Longest Silence is McGuane’s top backlist title, with 50,000 copies sold. And with the publication of Cloudbursts, McGuane’s most comprehensive short fiction collection to date, this is the perfect time to (re)introduce readers to one of his most beloved books.
FRESH CATCH: McGuane’s dedicated fans—as well as newly initiated anglers—will be thrilled to have a chance to read the seven additional essays that are being collected for the first time in this edition.
DRY WIT: McGuane’s sense of humor is unmatched. Just read the opening line of the essay “The Big Hole”: “I fish all the time when I’m at home, so when I get a chance to go on a vacation, I make sure to get in plenty of fishing.”
DEEP WATERS: Emblematic of the true fisherman’s spirit, when McGuane is not cracking wise, his writing is full of thoughtful, meditative, brilliant observations about both human beings and nature.
BIG FISH: McGuane is immensely respected among other anglers; in 2017, the American Museum of Fly Fishing presented him with their Heritage Award.
“McGuane writes with wit, grit, and grace; the result is a book as entertaining as any you will find on any subject.”—The Seattle Times
“Brilliantly written…. McGuane’s most personal book.”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“It’s vintage McGuane, the prose elegant and erudite.”—The Denver Post
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