David James Duncan's first novel has gained an increasingly wide audience over the years--some might even call it a following. This coming-of-age tale of Gus Orviston's search for the Pacific Northwest's elusive steelhead, a metaphor for Gus's internal quest for self-knowledge, appeals to all who cherish a good yarn and memorable characters. Uncle Zeke's colorful rendition of Gus's conception on the banks of the Deschutes River is itself worth the price of purchase.
"A veritable epic . . . moving, rhapsodic in its intensity." -- Publishers Weekly
"Entertaining . . . humorous . . . well worth reading." -- Chicago Tribune
"Irreverent, offbeat, and thoroughly likable." -- Los Angeles Times
"Wonderfully funny . . . imbued with a wisdom and a rather joyous ecology-minded spirit." -- Esquire
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