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Reeling In Russia: An American Angler In Russia
Reeling In Russia: An American Angler In Russia by Fen Montaigne 0312185952 9780312185954
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Reeling In Russia: An American Angler In Russia by Fen Montaigne

In the summer of 1996, award-winning journalist Fen Montaigne embarked on a hundred-day, seven-thousand-mile journey across Russia. Traveling with his fly rod, he began his trek in northwestern Russia on the Solovetsky Islands, a remote archipelago that was the birthplace of Stalins gulag. He ended half a world away as he fished for steelhead trout on the Kamchatka Peninsula, on the shores of the Pacific. <BR>His tales of visiting these far-flung rivers are memorable, and at heart, Reeling in Russia is far more than a story of an angling journey. It is a humorous and moving account of his adventures in the madhouse that is Russia today, and a striking portrait that highlights the humanity and tribulations of its people. <BR>In the end, the reader is left with the memory of haunted northern landscapes, of vivid sunsets over distant rivers, of the crumbling remains of pre-Revolutionary estates, and a cast of dogged Russians struggling to build a life amid the rubble of the Communist regime.<BR

Author: Fen Montaigne

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 275

Publisher: St. Martins Press

Publication Date: 1998-05-15

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ISBN: 0312185952


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