A High, Lonesome Call
A High, Lonesome Call: One Man, Two Bird Dogs, and the Open Road That is Their Answer
Told in the third person and only slightly fictionalized, this is the moving, autobiographical, and often humorous story of a middle-aged carpenter, Jim Parker, and his two Brittany gun dogs, Pete and Jake, who together make an annual trek to the West and Midwest during the bird-hunting season.
The book is about the relationship between man and dog, about the land they hunt, about the people they encounter, and about the birds they pursue. All of these stories are timeless and beautifully crafted. Similar in tone, quality, and theme to Jim Fergus’s highly successful nonfiction work, A Hunter’s Road, this book is full of brilliantly descriptive, evocative writing.
Robert Holthouser, whose pen name is "Tred Slough," is one of America’s most promising and talented sporting writers. His work has been published in several prestigious outdoor magazines, including Shooting Sportsman and Gray’s Sporting Journal. He lives in Elkin, North Carolina.Buy A High, Lonesome Call Now
- By: Robert Holthouser
- Photography by: Rod Crossman