GREEN RIVER VIRGINS & OTHER PASSIONATE ANGLERS
Author: Mallory Burton
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Oct 2000
25 short stories about intense fly fishers, mostly women, none of whom wear tweeds or smoke a pipe. One woman struggles over her impending blindness, & an old-timer gracefully accepts being crowded off his home water. Serious or hilarious, these probing stories depict anglers who have a huge appetite for rivers, written by an author who displays her intimate knowledge of fly fishing, its language and mores. 5x8 inches, 240 pgs.
Among these passionate anglers are a closet fly fisher whose biological clock is ticking and a schoolgirl in Neoprenes, secretly raising coho fry. One woman struggles in denial over her impending blindness, and an old-timer gracefully accepts being crowded off his home water. Readers will meet that irresistible hustler, Brooke E. Trout, and a guide who has bar-hopped and backslapped her way right out of the "female race."
Green River Virgins captures the innermost secrets of a dozen rivers and the scores of folk who fish them. As Steve Bodio says, Burton knows more than fish and streams and tackle; she knows the hearts and minds of the humans who are happiest when they are waist-deep in a wild river.
One of the most talented and creative writers today. --Marty Sherman, Fly Fishing
Shes a female John Gierach. --Dennis Breer
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mallory Burton was born in Boston. She is a passionate fly fisher year-round for salmon and steelhead near her home, and in Montana during the summers. Burton's stories have appeared in The Fly Fisher, Fly Rod & Reel, and Fly Fishing, and in the anthologies Uncommon Waters and A Different Angle. She is the author of one previous book, Reading the Water, and lives in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.