Spartina

Spartina

eBook - 1998
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A classic tale of a man, a boat, and a storm, Spartina is the lyrical and compassionate story of Dick Pierce, a commercial fisherman along the shores of Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. A kind, sensitive, family man, he is also prone to irascible outbursts against st the people he must work for, now that he can no longer make his living from the sea. Pierce's one great passion, a fifty-foot fishing boat called Spartina, lies unfinished in his backyard. Determined to get the funds he needs to buy her engine, he finds himself taking a foolish, dangerous risk. But his real test comes when he must weather a storm at sea in oreder to keep his dream alive. Moving and poetic, Spartina is a masterly story of one man's ongoing struggle to find his place in the world.
Publisher: New York :, Vintage Contemporaries,, [1998, 1989]
Edition: First Vintage Contemporaries edition
Copyright Date: ©1989
ISBN: 9780804153737
0804153736
Characteristics: 1 online resource (375 pages)

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Chapel_Hill_KenMc
Dec 22, 2014

Brilliantly evocative work exploring relationships in a Rhode Island fishing village, complete with tangled threads of class and privilege, friendship and identity in a working class world. There's also a truly suspenseful hurricane sequence.

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JKS5645
Aug 23, 2011

random pick up that looked interesting and won award

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GrumpyDave
Dec 11, 2010

1989 National Book Award - Fiction

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