Craig Nova is the award-winning author of thirteen novels, including The Good Son, Cruisers, and his latest novel, The Informer. His work has appeared in Esquire, The New York Times, and Men's Journal. He has received an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is a Class of 1949 Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
Craig Nova's sensitive and vivid memoir . . . records events--but he's casting for a larger catch: what swims at mysterious depths. His brilliant prose spars with experience, pulling in the line closer and closer to the quick of life. --Frances Mayes This is an unusual fishing book, in that it isn't much about fishing for trophies or food or enlightenment, and unusual, too, in its quiet elegance. In Mr. Nova's hands, fishing reveals a life in which fishing connects the parts . . . a means of getting at qualities of the natural world that consciousness grasps but can't quite express . . . A short book that gives long, lingering pleasure. --Tracy Kidder