Celebrated author Mark Kurlansky explores the fate of our oceans and the decline of our most ancient coastal enterprise. The book sends up a timely distress flare, one that brilliantly illuminates a colorful, exuberant, and poignant landscape, from Newlyn in Cornwall to Gloucester in Massachusetts. The result is a cultural, economic, environmental, and culinary bouillabaisse, the most compelling fish tale of our time.
©2008 Mark Kurlansky; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"[A] delightful, intimate history and contemporary portrait of the quintessential northeastern coastal fishing town....vividly depicts the contemporary tension between the traditional fishing trade and modern commerce." (Publishers Weekly)
"Kurlansky packs his breezy book with terrific anecdotes." (Entertainment Weekly)
"Magnificent . . . a towering achievement." (Associated Press)
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