Synopses & Reviews
"When I dream," begins James Prosek in this wonderful book, "sometimes I can smell the resin on my pillow as if I were in the tent again . . .. I think of first kisses with a freckled girl, of abandoned New England farms, and limestone Civil War Homes on Pennsylvania spring creeks, and bright brook trout."The more than 200,000 readers who have bought Prosek's previous books will find in Early Love and Brook Trout his most poignant and revealing work. His memoir includes images of his first love, a girl named Whitney; his rowing days at Yale; his relationship to an old game warden named Joe Haines; and a night spent trapped in a cabin during a flood at the foot of the Smoky Mountains. Always, as is proper for the superb painter he is, his eye catches everything: the way a tree splits when struck by lightning, the way people interact at a salmon camp, the way wood smoke rises from a cabin on Lac St. Jean, and especially the colors of a spawning brook trout. Brook trout are at the center of his memories: They are his home fish, and he follows their range from Quebec to Georgia, fishing, painting specimens from various localities, documenting the immense diversity of this species.Graced with more than forty stunning watercolors by the author, Early Love and Brook Trout is a book no angler will want to miss. (8 1/4 X 8 1/4, 164 pages, watercolors)
This is a beautiful book of Prosek's paintings of brookies and woods wildlife, and his throughtful words.