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OPENING DAYS: A FLYFISHERMAN WRITES
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OPENING DAYS: A FLYFISHERMAN WRITES

Author: Richard Chiappone
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, Jun 2010
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1-936008-04-1

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With this eclectic collection of essays, short stories, & poems, Chiappone elongates the fishing-writing genre like a perfect backcast, suggesting that he finds almost anything a fisherman does interesting--anything but the actual fishing. The essays reveal him as a writer of stark contradictions: a man who despises winter & loves living in Alaska, who thinks that the Clean Water Act ruined as much as it fixed. 6x9 inches, 225 pgs.

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With this eclectic collection of essays, short stories, & poems, Richard Chiappone elongates the fishing-writing genre like a perfect backcast, suggesting that he finds almost anything a fisherman does interesting--anything but the actual fishing. He describes only one sport fish landed--a late season Alaskan steelhead too cold to put up a fuss about being hooked. In another piece, he never gets any farther than his own backyard, standing in a midwinter snow bank, casting to house cats. The essays, both funny & touching, reveal him as a writer of stark contradictions: a man who despises winter & loves living in Alaska, who thinks that the Clean Water Act ruined as much as it fixed. At the heart of these writings is one fishermans curiosity about how others might think & feel, & the real quarry Chiappone is casting about for is always empathy.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Richard Chiappone
is the author of the story collection Water of an Undetermined Depth. A thirty-year Alaskan, Chiappone lives with his wife, Lin, & several Siamese cats on a steelhead river near Anchor Point.


 
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