Breakers : A Novel About the Commercial Fishermen of Alaska / William McCloskey.
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- ISBN: 1585740845
- ISBN: 9781585740840
- Physical Description: xiv, 350 pages : maps ; 23 cm
- Publisher: New York, NY : Lyons Press, 2000.
- Copyright: ©2000
"The sequel to Highliners" --Cover.
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Prologue: The Caldron -- Part I: 1978 Alaska -- Storm Fields -- Punchbag Blues -- Behaving -- Monterey Babe -- Reckonings -- Winner-loser -- Crab Heaven -- Part II: 1980-1981 Bering Sea, Alaska -- Hank's Hole -- The Great Game -- Nightride -- Troughs -- Japs -- Part III: April-May 1982 Japan -- The Japanese -- Aggression -- The Male Tree -- Skipper Dreams -- Angers -- Part IV: June-July 1982 Bristol Bay, Alaska -- Go Dry -- Strikebroke -- Jodyland -- Fires of July -- Jones -- Sand -- Ocean's Choice.
"Bill McCloskey's novel Highliners established him as one of the foremost chroniclers of Alaska and earned raves and a loyal following for its exuberant, authentic depiction of life in America's most dangerous profession--commercial fishing. Now Breakers picks up where Highliners left off, following the fortunes of fisherman Hank Crawford, his wife Jody, iron-nosed cannery manager Swede Scorden, and the other vivid characters who make their living from the sea. Hank has come far from his days as a greenhorn. A skipper with his own boat and crew, he's taken on a whole new set of responsibilities--a third child, a brand-new boat, a dream house, and plenty of bank loans. It all seems manageable as long as the seemingly endless hauls of crab and salmon keep flowing in. Then, suddenly as a winter squall, trouble hits. Hank's boat is damaged; his youngest child falls ill; a devastatingly poor crab season brings little income, salmon prices plummet. During a trip to Japan, a troubled Hank is tempted to compromise his business ethics to save his boat--and drawn into a careless romance that could cost him the wife and family he loves. Breakers captures the excitement and danger of the fisherman's trade; the massive crab pots that can crush an unwary man in a moment; the homecoming celebrations in the Kodiak bars; the clashes between the fishermen and the foreign fleets that use legal loopholes to plunder American waters; the exhilarating abundance of an Alaskan fishing season in full swing; and the terrible fury of a storm sweeping against a twenty-foot tide. It is also a captivating portrait of a good man at a moral crossroads." --Provided by publisher.
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