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"The Alaskan wilderness leaps to life in its gritty reality—fast-rushing rivers, misty rolling hills, bears "the size of church doors," relentless rainfalls, eddies roiling with fat salmon and char—just as the tenuous terrain between father and son leaps to life too. Anger and hurt thread through this book—but so do taut stretches of beauty, wonder, and redemption in the riches of life in the wild."--Don George, National Geographic Traveler (Book of the Month)
"Backcast" is a compelling read, part true adventure, part commentary on fatherhood and life's twists and turns."--Peter Genovese, Newark Star-Ledger
"I wholly recommend this read, for anyone who thinks of fly fishing, or the outdoors as an indispensable part of their lives, and to anyone who has ever been a father or a son, and had hopes and disappointments for that relationship. This is a well written book, a real book, an honest book, a thoughtful book, and a thoroughly enjoyable read."--Cameron Larsen, Oregon guide and Big Y Fly blog
Purchased as a Christmas gift Recipient was excited about reading it.Published 10 months ago by S. Moulton
Interesting book about a Dad who had promised to take his son on an Alaskan fishing trip and how divorce changed the Dad's purpose for it. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Macan
I think the best word that describes this book is: honest. Ureneck presents an honest account of his life and relationships with his family. Read morePublished on March 7, 2012 by WakeBooks
I gave this 4 stars because it was interesting enough that I finished it in about 3 days, which is unusual for me. Read morePublished on December 8, 2011 by Steven D. Shelton
I half enjoyed and was half irritated with this book. I found myself very engaged when Lou was writing about the trip he was taking with his son; ten days of fishing without a... Read morePublished on December 30, 2010 by A. Knecht
This book is misnamed...it should be named fraud cast. This book leads you to believe it is about Alaska, fishing, and fatherhood...it isn't!! Read morePublished on November 12, 2010 by Derek Fox
I got this book because I wanted to read a fly fishing adventure. The book was fine so long as it was set in Alaska. In fact the book was great so long as they were on the river. Read morePublished on October 10, 2010 by ASA
This book is a book that deals with fly fishing, but does not fit into any typical strain of the fly fishing genre of literature. Read morePublished on April 27, 2010 by Dr. Redhawk