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Spartina / John Casey.

Casey, John, 1939- (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison AWARD NTL 1989 (Text) 39391006759615 Award - Fic Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0375702687 :
  • ISBN: 9780375702686
  • Physical Description: 375 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First Vintage Contemporaries edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Contemporaries, [1998]

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Summary, etc.: 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.
Awards Note: National Book Award, 1989
Subject: Fishers > Rhode Island > Fiction.
Rhode Island > Fiction.

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