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Ten Was the Deal: Southern Hunting and Fishing Stories

John P. Faris, Jr.

Pages: 252
ISBN: 978-145752-100-3
List Price: 19.99
Available: September 2013
Edition: Perfectbound

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John Faris is a Southern storyteller and an outdoorsman. He was reared in a small town in South Carolina in the 1950s and 60s. He cherishes family and friends and enjoys adventures as a sportsman. More than a book of stories about hunting and fishing, this volume is about coming of age in the South. It offers all of the enchantment of yarns spun while sitting on the tailgate of a pickup truck; all of the lore of tales told around a campfire.

Set in pinewoods, along Piedmont streams, in Lowcountry fields, or along the coast of the Carolinas, these stories reveal a boy’s journey to manhood: turkey hunting with a grandfather, duck hunting with a dad, and sharing his first kiss with a fishing buddy.

Packed with Southern charm and down-home humor, Ten Was the Deal is definitely a keeper.

Some of John’s best stories emerge while angling for bream in a farm pond or perched in a duck blind in Pamplico Sound. John writes about shooting wood ducks and helicopters on the same day. He tells us how battleships moving down the Atlantic coast and fishing for spot tail bass make for the best day ever.

In these pages we learn the secret recipe for the best dang lard in Laurens County. We discover how duck hunting can lead to a good grade in French class. We hear the story behind the sage advice that big possums walk late.

Ten Was the Deal should be a fixture in every hunting and fishing lodge across America. It should be by the bedside or in the bathroom of every sportsman. Packed with Southern charm and down-home humor, this book is one you will return to again and again.

John P. Faris, Jr. is a native of Laurens, South Carolina.

John received a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Tech and later earned his MBA.

While serving four years in the Navy, John married Claudia Tinsley, also of Laurens. Over the years they purchased several businesses and continue to work together at Oilmen’s Equipment and Corrugated Containers.

John enjoys farming and boat building, however his passion since childhood has been hunting and fishing.

He and Claudia adore exploring new places. Over the past forty-five years, in search of the next great adventure, they have visited all seven continents, over seventy countries, and circumnavigated the globe twice.

John lives with his family in Upstate South Carolina where he periodically updates his web page at outdoorstories.com.