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The first book on a fish so ugly only a mother could love it, ""Season of the Gar"" is a fang-infested, monster-headed, armor-plated romp through the prehistoric swamps and murky rivers of America's most feared and demonized fish. Follow Mark Spitzer on his lengthy and often frustrating quest from Texas and Louisiana, Missouri, and Arkansas to catch his own gar. Read about his sometimes bizarre angling adventures in search of this air-breathing freshwater giant (up to ten feet in length and well over three-hundred pounds) as he separates fact from fiction. Spitzer draws on folklore, science, history, his own pet gar, and even gar recipes to tell this unique and exciting literary eco-tale about a fish that has inspired imaginations for centuries, a fish many have hated, a fish many have thrown on the shore to die.
Mark Spitzer is assistant professor of writing at the University of Central Arkansas, managing editor of the Exquisite Corpse Annual, and a life-long, passionate fisherman. He's the author of a number of novels, story collections, poetry, and translations, and a past resident of Paris's famous Shakespeare and Company bookstore. He was a recent guest and gar guide on a television episode of Plant Earth's River Monsters.
Release date Australia
May 15th, 2010
Country of Publication
University of Arkansas Press
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