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Blood Knots

A Memoir of Fathers, Friendship, and Fishing
Narrated by: Cameron Pow
Length: 6 hrs
Categories: Sports, Other
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This inspiring coming-of-age memoir speaks of angling, fishing, and loyalty. Luke Jennings tells the story of his childhood in 1960's Sussex. Here Jennings is a child fascinated by water. The lakes and rivers near his house provide him with an endless source of mystery and possibility; he craves to know what lies underneath the water. This desire leads him to fishing - a lifelong passion that comes to define him. His mentor, a young intelligence officer, teaches him how to dry fly. But this mentorship comes tainted with a much darker lesson about his country and its history.

Blood Knots is expertly narrated by Cameron Pow. Pow's voice is enchanting and entertaining. The listener will not want to press pause!

Publisher's Summary

Blood Knots is a brilliant and dramatic memoir of an angler’s life. It places Jennings in the front rank of natural history writers. As a child in the 1960s, he was fascinated by the rivers and lakes around his home. Beneath their surfaces waited alien and mysterious worlds. With library books as his guide, he applied himself to the task of learning to fish. His progress was slow, and for years, he caught nothing. But then a series of teachers presented themselves, including an inspirational young intelligence officer, from whom he learned stealth, deception, and the art of dry fly fishing. So began an enlightening but often dark-shadowed journey of discovery.

It would lead to bright streams and wild country, but would end with his mentor’s capture, torture, and execution by the IRA. Blood Knots is about angling, about great fish caught and lost, but it is also about friendship, honor, and coming of age. As an adult, Jennings has sought out lost and secretive waterways, probing waters at dead of night in search of giant pike. The quest, as always, is for more than the living quarry. For only by searching far beneath the surface, he suggests in this most moving and thought-provoking of memoirs, can you connect with your own deep history. Jennings offers here a striking, elegiac narrative for lovers of unique memoirs and the finest fly-fishing literature.

©2013 Luke Jennings (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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