Trout Fishing in America
Richard Brautigan was a literary idol of the 1960s and 1970s whose comic genius and iconoclastic vision of American life caught the imagination of young people everywhere. He came of age during the Haight-Ashbury period and has been called “the last of the Beats.” His early books became required reading for the hip generation, and on its publication Trout Fishing in America became an international bestseller. An indescribable romp, the novel is best summed up in one word: mayonnaise.
This new edition includes an introduction by the poet Billy Collins, who first encountered Brautigan’s work as a student in California.
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1891 Trout Lost afternoon America Shorty baby Benjamin Franklin Big Wood River blink body book’s bookstore bottle camp caught Challis National Forest Cleveland Wrecking Yard Communist covered coyote dark Deanna Durbin door drink drove feet first-graders Fishing in America flowers front garbage girl God-damn green Hotel Trout Fishing huge Idaho John Dillinger kids Kool-Aid Lake Josephus Little Redfish Lake looked lost each trip Maria Callas Missouri River morning mountain Nelson Algren never Norris Pard parked photograph picked pimp port wine Richard Brautigan River road rock roof Salt Creek San Francisco sandbox sheep side sitting smell stopped street T H E T R O U T FIS H talked telephone booths thing told took town trees trout stream turned walked wanted waterfalls wino woman Wrecking Yard