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Trash Fish : a Life.

Author: Greg Keeler
Publisher: Berkeley : Counterpoint, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Trash Fish is the story of a boy who gives himself over to his obsession with fish as an escape from the trials of growing up. Time and again, as his life unfolds to reveal his failings and foibles to those around him, he returns to the fish, which cast him a lifeline of their own. Laugh-out-loud funny yet sardonically raw to the bone, Keeler tells a whole whirlpool of a story?the women, the Peace Corps, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Keeler
ISBN: 1582434026 9781582434025
OCLC Number: 994352476
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents: Long Lake; Fish Currency; Roadkill Bonanza; Grandma, Chickens, Cats and Guts; Greg and Grandma Noir; Gut Bucket Reminiscences; Watermelon, Popcorn and a Two-Dimensional Possum; Peleg Goes Fishing; A Two-Lane Dream; Our Lady of Jackass Flats; What's on the Bottom; Family Relations and Child Development; Whatever Works; God's Country; Balloons of Questionable Meat; Thirty-Five Steps to Arriving at Sheer Horror on Lake Tenkiller; An Iraqi's Lackey; An Ignorant Island; Egor, Lothar and Renfield; Hurty, Hurty; Lee Harvey Keeler; Kept Fish; Sex, Freud and Fishing Poles. Not Exactly an Abba Dabba HoneymoonA Rowboat on the Bosporus; Black Sea Perch Détente; The Acrep Has Bitten; Good Kids; What's in a Name?; I Like to Walk; Frogs in Wheelchairs; A Little Doll; A Mail-Order Daughter; Sunfish; Sportsman's Fucking Paradise; News from the Queen of Dondore; An Astonishing Horizon; Awarded the Court; Strictly Academic; A Gerbil Runs Through It; A Fishin' Family; Dr. Judy and Greg; How Low Can You Go?; Stink Meat; Is He Fishing?; On a Lighter Note; In a Perch's Eye; The Poetry of Failure: A Bobber, a Song and a Dead Porcupine; Don't Move. Fishing with Captain ColossalWhy The Bunny Didn't Hold Her Breath; Some Town Trout; Pity and Terror in Sun Valley; Not Fishing: Greg and Dick's Not-So-Excellent Adventure; The Sea Widow; Double or Nothing; Whirling; Too Many Bunnies; Walking Small; The Bull-Waif; A Broken Toaster; Down from Hellroaring; A Pile of Leaves; Retied.

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Trash Fish is the story of a boy who gives himself over to his obsession with fish as an escape from the trials of growing up. Time and again, as his life unfolds to reveal his failings and foibles to those around him, he returns to the fish, which cast him a lifeline of their own. Laugh-out-loud funny yet sardonically raw to the bone, Keeler tells a whole whirlpool of a story?the women, the Peace Corps, the teaching jobs, the marriage and children, and, of course, the rod and reel. Eventually, however, his serene fishing life becomes contaminated with real-world influences: a poli.

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