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Author Spitzer, Mark, 1965-

Title Season of the gar : adventures in pursuit of America's most misunderstood fish / Mark Spitzer
Published Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 167 pages) : illustrations
Contents Getting a garfish -- In search of massive Missouri gar -- Gar and loathing in Texahoma -- Gator vs. gar : a history of misinformation -- The existential fish-life crisis (or how I finally got a gar) -- When gars attack -- Some messy Nessie gar myths and other distortions -- Mutant gar is missing link -- How I finally bagged the big one -- Frankengar -- Gar in the balance : Texas, the trinity, and the homosexual rod and reel -- Arkansas gar wrangling : out of sight, out of mind -- A psychological history of the Arkansas alligator gar with recommendations for its future : a polemic -- Long live the gar!
Summary Mark Spitzer is assistant professor of writing at the University of Central Arkansas, managing editor of the Exquisite Corpse Annual, and a lifelong, passionate fisherman. He's the author of a number of novels, story collections, poetry, and translations, and a past resident of Paris's famous Shakespeare and Company bookstore. He was a recent guest and gar guide on a television episode of Animal Planet's River Monsters
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Alligator gar -- Gulf States.
Fishes -- Gulf States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1610753666 (electronic bk.)
9781610753661 (electronic bk.)