Platte River

by Rick Bass

Platte River

Paperback, 145 pages, Univ of Nebraska Pr, List Price: $18.95 | purchase

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Rick Bass' Platte River, the second book of what became a 23-book career, features a title story that follows a group of men emotionally bruised by middle-aged ennui, on a high-stakes fishing trip in northern Michigan. As the men try their luck with trout, it becomes apparent that they are fishing not only for supper but also to add some sort of purpose to a swift, haphazard life. I read this book on the plane ride to Europe, where I was headed with a desperate desire to leave

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