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Spartina

Author: John Casey
Publisher: New York : Vintage Contemporaries, 1998. ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Vintage Contemporaries editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Sea fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Casey, John, 1939-
Spartina.
New York : Vintage Contemporaries, 1998, ©1989
(OCoLC)894796974
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Casey
ISBN: 0375702687 9780375702686
OCLC Number: 39903210
Awards: National Book Award for Fiction, 1989
Target Audience: Young Adult.
Description: 375 pages ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: John Casey.

Abstract:

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.

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