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Jeff Metcalf | Back Cast: Fly Fishing and Other Such Matters

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the bookshop.

Join University of Utah professor and award-winning author, Jeff Metcalf for a reading and signing of his new essay collection, Back Cast: Fly-Fishing and Other Such Matters

A storyteller and avid fly fisherman, Jeff Metcalf is, for compelling personal reasons, an enhanced observer of the human condition, who finds himself often in the streams of the American West. Not only rivers run through his essays, his cancer does too. But so do camaraderie, adventures, reveling in nature and outdoor devotions, and the sheer bliss of focused engagement with the fish and the cast. Metcalf’s keenly observed companions are river guides, small-town locals, academics, and other city folk, all like him among those who run to the river for solace and joy.
These essays are much more than fish stories; they reveal the community and communion of fishing and the bonds to place the author nurtured through it. Whether he recalls carousing and tale-swapping with friends or excellence found through the challenge of the cast, Metcalf’s words, sometimes roiling and turbulent, sometimes calm and reflective, like a western river, vividly convey the pull of the steelhead and the fight for survival. Whether or not you fish, Metcalf’s sharp-eyed, open and honest look at life will draw you in.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Back Cast: Fly-Fishing and Other Such Matters from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Back Cast: Fly-Fishing and Other Such Matters today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The King's English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Back Cast: Fly-Fishing and Other Such Matters Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607816126
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Utah Press - April 27th, 2018