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Hunting with Hemingway
Fifteen years after her father's death, Hilary Hemingway received her curious inheritance. It was an audio-cassette filled with the voice of her father telling outrageous stories about his hunting expeditions with his famous older brother, Ernest Hemingway. In this mesmerizing book, Hilary transcribes these stories, revealing the bond between two larger-than-life brothers ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published July 17th 2000 by Riverhead Hardcover
(first published January 1st 2000)
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I'm not a hemingway fan, and i'm only partially enjoying reading this book. i might stop, i haven't decided. what's keeping me sucked in is that the pages and chapters are fairly short and fast paced--each one reliving an adventurous, dangerous tale. something about the style just puts me off though. it's written by ernest hemingway's niece--or rather, ernest hemingway's brother, les's daughter and son-in law. they're writers too and they have distinct styles, but something about it still scream ...more
Talk about capitalizing on a name! Hilary Hemingway is Ernest's brother's daughter, and the book is a supposed discovery into the life of Hilary's father after he dies and leaves her a tape of him telling hunting stories. The writing is full of exaggerated emotion and machismo.
We actually listened to this book on tape while taking a road trip to New Mexico. We enjoyed the book/tape thoroughly and it was a great insight into the adventures of the Hemingway brothers not previously revealed but often hinted to in other accounts of their lives.