Here’s a novel that might be of interest to all you fishermen out there (and everyone who likes an entertaining book). Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, by Paul Torday, is a comedy about a project to plant salmon in the desert wadis (rain season streams) of the Yemen. The project, run by a rich Yemeni sheikh, gets support from the British prime minister, and the poor fishery scientist Alfred Jones is drawn into a mess that grows beyond all limits. This is an entertaining satire about fishing, cultural differences and political games.
As they say on the book’s website: An extraordinary, beguiling tale of fly-fishing and political spinning, of unexpected heroism and late-blooming love and of an attent to prove the impossible, possible.
According to imdb a film of the book is coming up in 2012, directed by Lasse Hallström from Sweden. Ewan McGregor is to play the main character Fred Jones.