Rosemary McGuire's account of her experience as a newbie on an Alaskan fishing boat is dark and gloomy, yet it evoked in me feelings of yearning for something wild and unknown, something not yet tried. Her story has also led me to learn more about Alaska, its inhabitants, and its history. Recommended By Suzanne J., Powells.com
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Knowing next to nothing about fishing, Rosemary McGuire signed on to the crew of the Arctic Storm in Homer, Alaska, looking for money and experience. Cold, hard work and starkly sexist harassment were what she found. Here is her story of life on a fishing boat as the only woman crew member. Both an adult coming-of-age tale and a candid look at the Alaskan fishing industry, this is the story of a woman in a man s world. Anyone who has ever longed to sail in heavy seas will relish her account of working in an ancient profession that has changed remarkably little over the course of human history.