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Author Montaigne, Fen.

Title Reeling in Russia / Fen Montaigne.

Published New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  799.1240947 MONT    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description x, 275 pages ; 25 cm
Notes "A Thomas Dunne book."
Map of the author's travels on endpapers.
Summary In the summer of 1996, award-winning journalist Fen Montaigne embarked on a hundred-day, seven-thousand-mile overland journey across Russia, fulfilling a long-standing desire to explore the backwaters of the vast Russian countryside. Traveling with his fly rod, he began his trek in northwestern Russia on the Solovetsky Islands, a remote archipelago that was the birthplace of Stalin's gulag. He ended his travels half a world away as he fished for steelhead trout on the Kamchatka Peninsula, on the shores of the Pacific. In between he journeyed alone through the eternal Russia of log cabin villages and endless taiga, completing a trip few other Westerners have made.
A former Moscow correspondent who speaks Russian, Montaigne trekked to some of the world's most beautiful rivers in pursuit of exotic game fish. Much of the time, his efforts were thwarted by poachers or his own incompetence. But his tales of visiting these far-flung rivers are memorable, and at heart Reeling in Russia is far more than a story of an angling journey. It is a humorous and moving account of his adventures in the madhouse that is Russia today, and a striking portrait that highlights the humanity and tribulations of its people.
Subject Montaigne, Fen -- Travel -- Russia (Federation)
Fly fishing -- Russia (Federation)
Russia (Federation) -- Description and travel.
ISBN 0312185952