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The fish's eye : essays about angling and the outdoors

Author: Ian Frazier
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In [this book, the author] explores his lifelong passion for fishing, fish, and the acquatic world. He sees the angler's environment all around him-in New York's Grand Central Station, in the cement-lined pond of a city park, in a shimmering bonefish flat in the Flordia keys, in the trout streams of the Rocky Mountains. He marvels at the fishing in the turbid Ohio River by downtown Cincinnati, where a good bait for  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Frazier
OCLC Number: 51890050
Notes: Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©2002. 1st ed.
Description: 1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Anglers --
Harlem and Hudson --
Angler at heart --
On the Ausable --
On urban shores --
Fishing without dad --
Big fish, little fish --
It's hard to eat just one --
In the brain --
Lovely sort of lower purpose --
Guiding guys --
Fishing in town --
From wilderness to Wal-Mart --
Bad advice --
Catching monsters after dark --
Great indoors --
Five fish.
Responsibility: Ian Frazier.

Abstract:

In [this book, the author] explores his lifelong passion for fishing, fish, and the acquatic world. He sees the angler's environment all around him-in New York's Grand Central Station, in the cement-lined pond of a city park, in a shimmering bonefish flat in the Flordia keys, in the trout streams of the Rocky Mountains. He marvels at the fishing in the turbid Ohio River by downtown Cincinnati, where a good bait for catfsh is half a White Castle french fry. The incidentals of the angling experience, the who and the where of it, interest him as much as what he catches and how. The essays (including the famous profile of master angler Jim Deren, late proprietor of New York's tackle store, the Angler's Roost) contain sharply focused observations of the American outdoors, a place filled with human alterations and detritus that somehow remains defiantly unruined. [His] simple love of the sport lifts him to straight-ahead angling description that are among the best contemporary writing on the subject. [This book] brings together twenty years of heartfelt, funny, and vivid essays on a timeless pursuit where so many mysteries, both human and natural, coincide.-Dust jacket.

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