The Patch by John McPhee--a short story about fishing and a father

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BiggerThomas
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The Patch by John McPhee--a short story about fishing and a father

Post by BiggerThomas » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:24 am

If you are a fan of pickerel, you might enjoy this story by Princeton professor John McPhee. In about 10 mins, he intertwines a fishing outing with the death of his father:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2010/02/08/the-patch
Every Night & every Morn
Some to Misery are Born
Every Morn and every Night
Some are Born to sweet delight
Some are Born to sweet delight
Some are Born to Endless Night
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--William Blake, "Auguries of Innocence"

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Re: The Patch by John McPhee--a short story about fishing and a father

Post by PortMurrayAng » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:12 pm

Nice story. McPhee would be great to meet on a stream. I read his book on shad and the Delaware. I highly recommend it, especially now the shad are coming back. This make me eager to got on a lake!

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