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Blood Knots: A Memoir of Fathers, Friendship, and Fishing

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Blood Knots is a brilliant and dramatic memoir of an angler's life. It places Jennings in the front rank of natural history writers. As a child in the 1960s, he was fascinated by the rivers and lakes around his home. Beneath their surfaces waited alien and mysterious worlds. With library books as his guide, he applied himself to the task of learning to fish. His progress was slow, and for years, he caught nothing. But then a series of teachers presented themselves, including an inspirational young intelligence officer, from whom he learned stealth, deception, and the art of dry-fly fishing. So began an enlightening but often dark-shadowed journey of discovery. 

It would lead to bright streams and wild country, but would end with his mentor's capture, torture, and execution by the IRA. Blood Knots is about angling, about great fish caught and lost, but it is also about friendship, honor, and coming of age. As an adult, Jennings has sought out lost and secretive waterways, probing waters at dead of night in search of giant pike. The quest, as always, is for more than the living quarry. For only by searching far beneath the surface, he suggests in this most moving and thought-provoking of memoirs, can you connect with your own deep history. Jennings offers here a striking, elegiac narrative for lovers of unique memoirs and the finest fly-fishing literature.

Synopsis:

"A great book. It is full of glimmering fishing moments and sharp portraiture . . . and elegant, dry humor." --Thomas McGuane, from his foreword

About the Author

Luke Jennings is the author of three novels, including the Booker Prize-longlisted Atlantic. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, and Time. He is currently the dance critic for the Observer and lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616085872
Author:
Jennings, Luke
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Author:
McGuane, Thomas
Subject:
Literature-Coming of Age
Subject:
Fishing
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
Literature-Coming of Age

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