Join author and fly-fishing guide Chris Dombrowski for a reading and signing in celebration of the release of his book, ‘Body of Water: A Sage, A Seeker, and the World’s Most Alluring Fish,’ which Publishers Weekly calls “a lyrical, genre-defying tribute.”
ABOUT THE BOOK
On a whim, and during a particularly challenging time in his life, fly-fishing guide and author Chris Dombrowski accepted an invitation to the Bahamas—a trip that would alter his life’s trajectory.
In the Bahamas, Dombrowski is introduced to the country’s most elusive and highly prized creature, the bonefish; and to David Pinder, the legendary fisherman who helped build the bonefishing industry. Bonefish are prized not for their taste or beauty, but for their speed and elusiveness. No one was better at hunting them than Pinder, whose vision, perception, accuracy, and patience were virtuosic. Pinder’s gifts, combined with the appeal of the bonefish, turned the Bahamas into one of the world’s great fishing destinations. In 1958 the cost of a guided fishing trip was five dollars; by 2012, that price had risen at three times the rate of inflation to six hundred dollars.
But, as Dombrowski shows, it is possible to love a place to death. Masterfully weaving together the ecological destruction of overfishing and Pinder’s post-guiding life, which had left him with cataracts and a modest severance package after forty years of service, Dombrowski unravels a story of clarity, humor, and spirit, one that is “destined to be a classic” (Jim Harrison).
I have one copy of the book to give away! To enter, use the entry form below. One winner will be randomly selected and notified via email. The winner will have 48 hours to provide me with their mailing address or another winner will be chosen.
Saturday, October 15, 2016
4:00 pm | Reception (with beer and donuts)
4:30 pm | Reading, with discussion and signing to follow
Milkweed Books on the first floor of the Open Book building
1011 S. Washington Ave #107
Free to attend