For some reason, my local library, in the 1970s, had all of Brautigan's novels. And I read them all. So when I read this
, I found the secondhand copy of Trout Fishing In America
I bought in Vancouver, and read:I thought to myself what a lovely nib trout fishing in America would make with a stroke of cool green trees along the river's shore, wild flowers and dark fins pressed against the paper.