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The Longest Silence


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Thomas McGuane lives on a ranch in McLeod, Montana. He is the author of ten novels, three works of nonfiction, and four collections of stories.


"McGuane writes with wit, grit, and grace; the result is a book as entertaining as any you will find on any subject." -The Seattle Times

"A wonderful writer at the top of his form." -David Halberstam

"Entertaining as well as technical. . .the gentle, elegiac descriptions laced with crisp opinion. . .draw the reader in." -The New York Times

"His words are as fresh as the morning dew on an angler's line." -Chicago Sun-Times

"Brilliantly written. . . . McGuane's most personal book." -Minneapolis StarTribune

"Thomas McGuane writes about fishing better than anyone else in the history of mankind." -Jim Harrison

"It's vintage McGuane, the prose elegant and erudite." -The Denver Post

"A meaty book, and an uplifiting one, dazzlingly well-written. . . . As compelling a testimony to the power and mystery of obsession as I have ever read." -Tom Fort, Financial Times

"Certain to entertain fellow enthusiasts and fans of his writing. . . . McGuane casts not only his fishing line, but also his magic at turning a precise phrase and evoking a delightful image." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"An outlaw spirit moves through these fish stories. . . . Iconoclastic, unpredictable. . . . Audacious." -Kirkus Reviews

"Readers will feel the strong, cold currents of fish-infested rivers at their legs." -Booklist

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