Fishing with John

Edith Iglauer, Author, Ed Iglauer, Author Farrar Straus Giroux $19.95 (322p) ISBN 978-0-374-15524-7
A widely traveled reporter for the New Yorker , author of Inuit Journey and Denison's Ice Road , and former foreign correspondent and White House reporter, Iglauer met and married John Daly, a salmon fisherman, while working in Vancouver, B.C. She spent the next four years, until his death in 1978, aboard his 41-foot troller, the Morekelp. Daly was a Canadian eccentric, a man with a deep love of nature, dedicated to the sea. Iglauer's memoir of their life together is a moving appreciation of the precise, hard labor of fishermen, of stunning land- and seascapes along the Pacific coast, of a remarkable man. Time spent with him included listening to radio concerts, visits to old friends in isolated places, joining strikers on a seagoing picket line, savoring the minor pleasures of life. This superb book could be subtitled ``A Study in Serenity.'' A portion of it previously appeared in the New Yorker. (August)
Reviewed on: 08/05/1988
Release date: 08/01/1988
Hardcover - 305 pages - 978-0-920080-93-1
Paperback - 305 pages - 978-1-55017-048-1
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