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A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing - by Tim Weed (Paperback)

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  • A high mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies is the point of departure for these stories of dark adventure, in which vividly drawn landscapes provide an immersive setting for narratives about coming of age, altered states, moral slippage, romantic love, sexual jealousy, and impenetrable loneliness.
  • Author(s): Tim Weed
  • 266 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Short Stories (single author)

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A high mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies is the point of departure for these wide-ranging stories of dark adventure. From the tidal waters of Nantucket to the ancient cobblestones of Europe, from the Orinoco Basin to Cuba and the high-altitude summit of an Andean volcano, A FIELD GUIDE TO MURDER AND FLY FISHING speaks to the inextricability of exterior and interior experience and to the conflicting magnetism of solitude versus friendship, brotherhood, and love.



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A high mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies is the point of departure for these stories of dark adventure, in which vividly drawn landscapes provide an immersive setting for narratives about coming of age, altered states, moral slippage, romantic love, sexual jealousy, and impenetrable loneliness. Fishing guides, amateur sportsmen, teenage misfits, scientists, mountaineers, and expatriates embark on disquieting journeys of self-discovery in far-flung places: the hazardous tidal waters of Nantucket, the granite quarries and ski slopes of New Hampshire, Venezuela's Orinoco basin, the ancient squares and alleyways of Rome and Granada, the summit of an Andean volcano, and the tension-filled streets of eastern Cuba. Classic in feel and fresh in approach, the stories in A FIELD GUIDE TO MURDER AND FLY FISHING speak to the inextricability of exterior and interior experience; to the powerful magnetism of solitude versus friendship, brotherhood, and love; and to the urgent need for a more direct engagement with the planet that sustains us.

A FIELD GUIDE TO MURDER AND FLY FISHING has been shortlisted for the New Rivers Press Many Voices Project, the Autumn House Press Fiction Prize, and the Lewis-Clark Press Discovery Award. Stories in the collection have appeared in Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, Saranac Review, and many other literary magazines, reviews, and anthologies. "The Afternoon Client" won the 2013 Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards, and "Tower Eight" was the Grand Prize winner for Outrider Press's The Mountain anthology. Other stories have been nominated for the Pushcart and Best of the Net anthologies and shortlisted for the Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards, the Lightship International Literature Prize, the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers, the Rick DeMarinis Short Fiction Award, the Alligator Juniper Award for Short Fiction, and the Richard Yates Short Story Awards.



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"In the short-story collection A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing (Green Writers), Vermont author Tim Weed proves himself a skilled creator of a sense of place, whether he's writing about New Hampshire, Nantucket, New England elsewheres, or Cuba, Colorado, or El Salvador. His characters, mostly men, mostly in a period of adulthood before middle age, wrestle with doubt, with themselves. In "Scrimshaw," a Cape Cod carpenter with a penchant for scrimshaw flies every day to Nantucket to work on multimillion dollar mansions. Weed gives a narrow-eyed look at the island's summer inhabitants, dripping wealth, and a carpenter's sense of a jobsite, its Tyvek and pallets of shingles. Of one house there, he writes, "It was a sprawling, well-built place: tightly seamed trim, hardwood floors and cupboards, no cost cutting on materials or technique, even the invisible stuff that was obvious only to a carpenter." A few stories drift into magical realism, and each story deposits one definitively into a geography, of mind and map."

--Boston Globe
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.8 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 266
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Short Stories (single author)
Publisher: Green Writers Press
Format: Paperback
Author: Tim Weed
Language: English
Street Date: May 15, 2018
TCIN: 51765961
UPC: 9780997452846
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-8584
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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