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Thomas McGuane gets refreshed praise 20 years later

The essays in The Longest Silence constitute a kind of trout-bum scripture in which the prescription for transcendence isn’t ritual or prowess but rather diligent immersion. [...]

February 19, 2019 FEATURE STORY, Slide

McGuane, “Fish are suspicious of perfect imitations . . .”

"One holds up the fly and thinks both like a fish and a fisherman, and perhaps as a species of prey, all at once; though maybe it is not thinking." - McGuane [...]

April 13, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Book Review: The Longest Silence

Savoring superbly written short stories like those in "The Longest Silence" is like listening to the few minute long "West End Blues" played by Louis Armstrong [...]

November 2, 2017 FEATURE STORY, Slide