Hunting with Hemingway
Hemingway's Published Works in Chronological Order
becomes a reporter.Hemingway
an ambulance Driver
first wife, Elizabeth Hadley Richardson
is the niece of Ernest Hemingway.The daughter of Ernest Hemingway's brother, Leicester.She
is an award-winning screenwriter and a writer for The Miami Herald, Interview, and Harper's Bazaar, is the executive director of the International Hemingway Festival.
Hunting with Hemingway
is an amazing twist of a tale that will itself become part of the Hemingway legacy.
Fifteen years after the death of her
father, Leicester, Hilary Hemingway
curious inheritance--a cassette tape recorded on one of the many evenings he
had held court around a campfire on their Miami Beach estate, telling tales of narrow escapes on hunting trips with his
brother Ernest : hunting crocodile in the dark, chasing vicious wild ostrich, and stalking a tiger that, moments before, had carried off a safari guide.Ernest inspired his
younger brother to feats of daring, always stepping in to save his
life in the nick of time when Leicester's bravado outweighed his
In Hunting with Hemingway, Leicester Hemingway's larger-than-life stories are transcribed by his
daughter, and, in alternating chapters, Hilary Hemingway
reaction to her
father's outrageous exploits.Were the stories even true? she
wondered.Delving into her
family legacy, she
young daughter set out on their own suspenseful adventure in search of an answer.As they uncover clues to the origin of the tape, Leicester Hemingway's stories, which she
had never heard as a child, give her
a new perspective on the father she
had known and loved, and whose suicide she
had never forgiven.Hunting with Hemingway
reveals Leicester Hemingway as a master storyteller who holds his
audience breathless.Following in the family tradition, with the help of her
husband, Jeff Lindsay, his
daughter takes us on a surprising journey of her
You have to understand how it was...when Papa made up his
mind to do a thing... --Leicester Hemingway
EXCERPT : Chapter One
I remembered the bright-purple Barney tape player in my older daughter's bedroom, and went looking for it, determined to listen to the tape.
--Reprinted from Hunting with Ernest Hemingway by Hilary Hemingway
and Jeffrey P. Lindsay by permission of Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Putnam Inc.
Copyright (c) 2000 by Hilary Hemingway
and Jeffrey P. LindsayAll rights reserved.This excerpt, or any parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form without permission.