“ . . .These are gripping stories of quick riches and even quicker death, of fishing seasons that last less than a day, and of jobs that involve hours of tedium interrupted bouts of frenetic effort. Set in the frigid and unforgiving waters of of remote places such as the Bering Sea and the North Atlantic, these 19 chapters vividly describe the realities and motivations of those pursuing swordfish, herring, salmon, crab, urchins, and other creatures of the deep...Featuring such noted authors as Peter Mathiessen, Spike Walker, and Linda Greenlaw, this first compendium is an absorbing look at a world few even consider, much less experience.”
Seattle Times/Post Intelligencer:
“If all stories are about either strangers coming to town or heroes going away, these are tales of heroes going to sea. They are worthy of the telling.”
“The writing here is always thoughtful, always attentive, and shorn of the trimmings.”
“ . . . For readers interested in that topic [the life of the commercial fisherman], especially those who liked The Perfect Storm, it is sure to satisfy.
“Sure to appeal to readers who like adventure and introspection.”
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