Bamboo Fly Rod Suite
Reflections on Fishing and the Geography of Grace New edition
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Bamboo Fly Rod Suite by Frank Soos
Book DescriptionAfter he was handed an old, broken-down bamboo fly rod, Frank Soos waited several years before he cautiously undertook its restoration. That painstaking enterprise becomes the central metaphor and the unifying theme for the captivating personal essays presented here. With sly wit and disarming candor, Soos recounts fly-fishing adventures that become points of departure for wide-ranging ruminations on the larger questions that haunt him. Handsomely illustrated with full-color paintings by Alaskan artist Kesler Woodward, "Bamboo Fly Rod Suite" is a distinctive and rewarding book with wide-ranging appeal.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780820328355
(203mm x 152mm x 7mm)
Imprint: University of Georgia Press
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Frank Soos
Unified Field Theory, Paperback (October 2009)View all books by Frank Soos
The short stories in "Unified Field Theory" capture characters in the middle of their lives as things fall apart. Jobs, marriages, and hopes disintegrate under people while they seek strategies and explanations. Some look for something larger than themselves, while others get in their cars and drive as if motion alone might offer a solution.
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Author Biography - Frank Soos
Frank Soos, a native of Virginia, is the author of Unified Field Theory (Georgia), which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. He is a professor emeritus of English at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. Kesler Woodward has been an Alaska resident since 1977. He served as curator of visual arts at the Alaska State Museum and as artistic director of the Visual Arts Center of Alaska before moving to Fairbanks in 1981. He is currently professor of art, emeritus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he taught for two decades. He retired from teaching in the spring of 2000 to paint full time.
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