From the Far Side of the River: Chest-Deep in Little Fish and Big Ideas

From the Far Side of the River: Chest-Deep in Little Fish and Big Ideas

by Paul Quarrington

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As he braves rills, rivers, and ocean waters in search of his elusive quarry, Paul Quarrington’s casts are as likely to call up thoughts of his troubled marriage, his father’s death, or one of midlife’s existential questions as they are to yield a fish, big or small. But whatever his trials and triumphs, he is never without his wickedly perverse sense of humor. Whether you’re a dedicated river wader or an armchair angler, you’ll find him an irresistible companion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781926812113
Publisher: Greystone Books
Publication date: 01/06/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 194
File size: 685 KB

About the Author

Paul Quarrington, a humorist, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker and musician, has won numerous awards for his work, including the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for his novel King Leary. King Leary was also picked as the winner of Canada Reads 2008. His Governor General’s Award-winning Whale Music was made into a critically acclaimed feature film. He has also won awards for his writing for the television series Due South and for his screenplay for “Perfectly Normal.”

In the summer of 2009, Paul was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. With a dire prognosis, he threw everything he had into his work and demonstrated a creative energy that belied his illness. He was recognized with the Matt Cohen Award for his distinguished body of work, finished his memoir, Cigar Box Banjo, and recorded two new albums. On January 21, 2010, he succumbed to the cancer and died at his home surrounded by friends and family. He will always be missed.

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