Tucker Malarkey with Guido Rahr
The author of two highly lauded novels, An Obvious Enchantment and Resurrection, Tucker Malarkey takes on the story of Guido Rahr and his unstinting work to save wild salmon in her first non-fiction work, Stronghold: One Man’s Quest to Save the World’s Wild Salmon (Random House). This evening should include both Tucker Malarkey and Guido Rahr, who happen to be cousins to each other. Their journeys take them to both sides of the Pacific - and more.
“In this captivating narrative, Malarkey explores global salmon conservation through the prism of her enigmatic cousin Guido Rahr. A master fly fisherman, Rahr created the Wild Salmon Center nonprofit to preserve ‘stronghold’ rivers, those unspoiled by human development and found in only a few places, most notably Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. Malarkey effortlessly glides among topics, making for an excellent mix of adventure, geopolitical dealmaking, and ecological and environmental reporting.”—Publishers Weekly.
“This book isn’t just about fish, it’s about life itself and the fragile unseen threads that connect all creatures across this beleaguered orb we call home. Guido Rahr’s quest to save the world’s wild salmon should serve as an inspiration—and a provocation—for us all, and Tucker Malarkey’s exquisite book captures Rahr’s weird and wonderful story with poignancy, humor, and grace.”—Hampton Sides.