Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

IB English B: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Bizarre title, isn"t it? It"s not just a sales gambit – the whole plot does indeed revolve around the idea of fishing for salmon in a desert country, which is an indication of the imaginative, even eccentric, approach of this novel. Briefly put, a Yemeni shiekh discovers the peaceful, contemplative skills of the art of fly-fishing, and conceives of importing these values to make peace among his continually-warring...

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