Longbow: A Hunting Life
by Jay Campbell
Follow the wild adventures of Jay and Karen Campbell, who chase big game with the longbow in Australia, Alaska, Hawaii, and the Caribbean. Jay Campbell weaves their complicated life and deadly encounters with big river and big animals through these stories, while still showing us the joy is in the journey.
"Campbell ... gives the bows, the animals, and their pursuit the due they deserve, [but] the themes he explores with greatest passion are more complex: divorce, marriage, cancer, family, despair, redemption. [H]e meets these challenges with a sure-footed and thoughtful prose style that would distinguish his work from the field no matter what the topic of the chapter."
-- E. Donnall Thomas, Jr.
Author, Have Bow, Will Travel and Language of Wings
"It’s rare to find genuine, open-eyed honesty in a 'hook and bullet' writer. Even rarer to find a measure of insight into the human condition. But both are here in spades. Longbow is not only the outline of a life well lived, it’s also a showcase of damn fine writing. Buy this book. It’s a bargain at any price."
-- Allen Morris Jones
Author, A Quiet Place of Violence: Hunting and Ethics in the Missouri River Breaks
"I first met Jay Campbell decades ago in a bug infested Florida swamp, longbow in hand. He looks part pirate, part scholar, but he is no closet outdoorsman. He travels the globe as a participant, seeking adventure on less beaten paths, and knows the difference between looking and seeing. To write well is rare, but Campbell writes vividly about his outdoor passions, which is rarer still. This book is your ticket to adventure."
-- Gene Wensel
Author of Come November and Primal Dreams (DVD)
6 x 9 inches