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ISBN13: 9780375702686
ISBN10: 0375702687
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Winner of the 1989 National Book Award

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 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 back yard.  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 order 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.

Synopsis:

A Narragansett Bay fisherman is obsessed with an unfinished 50-foot boat called SPARTINA. Determined to find the funds to buy her an engine, he takes a foolish risk. But his real test comes when he must weather a storm at sea in order 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.

About the Author

John Casey is the author of The Half-life of Happiness, naow available in hardcover from Knopf.

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ehops, August 28, 2009 (view all comments by ehops)
I have recommended this book to 5 others (men and women) - all who have agreed with me - simply captivating. Great story, great writing, great characters, great sense of the Rhode Island landscape.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375702686
Author:
Casey, John
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Fishers
Subject:
Rhode island
Subject:
Fishers -- Rhode Island -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
fiction;novel;national book award;new england;rhode island;boats;fishing;american
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
1500
Publication Date:
May 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.93x5.24x.85 in. .71 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A Narragansett Bay fisherman is obsessed with an unfinished 50-foot boat called SPARTINA. Determined to find the funds to buy her an engine, he takes a foolish risk. But his real test comes when he must weather a storm at sea in order 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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