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Patrick F. McManus's gently comic stories about outdoor life have earned him millions of fans worldwide. With Kerplunk!, McManus delivers a collection of folksy, wonderfully wise depictions of country life worthy of Mark Twain.

In these tall tales, McManus and his buddies learn how not to net a fish, why you should never get your hair cut by someone who's mad at you, what to do when a deer wanders into camp but your sleeping bag has frozen shut, and how to avoid bird-dog flatulence.

Traveling the highways and byways of the Pacific Northwest, the delightful backcountry characters of Kerplunk! understand how a life of hunting and fishing — and its inherent potential for misadventure — can resonate with larger meaning. McManus's characters know exactly why it costs $500 to make a fly lure that retails for $2; why installing a boat trailer hookup can lead to divorce; and, most important, why you should always listen for the sound of your fishing line hitting the water — because in life as it is in fishing, you don't know you're in the water until you hear the kerplunk!

These wry, curmudgeonly tales appeal to real outdoorsmen and the armchair variety alike. Often nostalgic, occasionally philosophical, and always funny, the stories in Kerplunk! reaffirm Patrick F. McManus's reputation as an American classic.

Synopsis:

McManus delivers a collection of folksy, wonderfully wise depictions of country life worthy of Mark Twain. The delightful backcountry characters of "Kerplunk!" understand how a life of hunting and fishing--and its inherent potential for misadventure--can resonate with larger meaning.

About the Author

Patrick F. McManus is a renowned outdoor writer, humorist, and longtime columnist for Outdoor Life and Field & Stream. His most recent Sheriff Bo Tully mysteries are The Double-Jack Murders and Avalanche. He is the author of many other books, including such runaway New York Times bestsellers as The Grasshopper Trap, The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw, and Real Ponies Don't Go Oink! He lives in Spokane, Washington.

Table of Contents

Contents

Kerplunk! 1

The Art of Trailering 7

Silent but Deadly 13

Excuses Excuses 19

Splitting Infinitives 27

Don't Annoy My Inner Frontiersman 33

Camping Out with Lewis and Clark 39

Strange Meets His Match 45

"Uh-oh!" (And Other Things Guides Shouldn't Say) 51

The Ideal Life 57

A Creek Too Far 63

The Perfect Hunt 69

Thirty Days 77

Where's Mr. Sun? 83

The Lucky Guy 89

Many Are Called 95

A Dimple in Time 101

Spare Me the Details (What Are the Odds of a Double Flat?) 105

The Haircut 113

Bed-and-Breakfast 119

Lenny 125

The Winter of Eighteen Months 133

Christmas Goose 139

Peak Experience 147

Back to Basics 155

People Who Hunt 161

For Every Smell, a Nose 167

The Ordinary 173

The Kind of Guy I Am 179

High-Centered (And Other Life Lessons) 185

A Look Too Many 191

The Eighty 195

Performance Netting 201

The Pasture 207

Predicament 213

Dalliance 219

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743280501
Author:
Mcmanus, Patrick F.
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
McManus, Patrick F.
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Topic - Sports
Subject:
Hunting - General
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Subject:
Patrick McManus, Kerplunk, outdoor writer, humorist, Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, The Grasshopper Trap, The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw, Real Ponies Don t Go Oink, comic, humor, the great outdoors, country life, fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, travel
Subject:
Patrick McManus, Kerplunk, outdoor writer, humorist, Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, The Grasshopper Trap, The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw, Real Ponies Don t Go Oink, comic, humor, the great outdoors, country life, fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, travel
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 7.42 oz

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