New Guy de la Valdene Novel

December 19, 2003 By: Marshall Cutchin

I remember Guy de la Valdene as part of the original troupe of Key West hippies — including Tom McGuane, Jimmy Buffet, Jim Harrison and Richard Brautigan — who made a classic, unreleased movie about tarpon fishing in the 1970s. But Mr. de la Valdene is also a French count, and has now released his first novel, set in Normandy, which I can’t wait to get my hands on.