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ALASKA BLUES: A STORY OF FREEDOM, RISK AND LIVING YOUR DREAM
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ALASKA BLUES: A STORY OF FREEDOM, RISK AND LIVING YOUR DREAM

Author: Joe Upton
Publisher: Epicenter Press, Oct 2008
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 0-9790470-9-9

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For seven months, Joe Upton steered his thirty-foot boat, the Doreen, through the open channels and narrow, twisting passageways of Southeast Alaska, living the life of an itinerant commercial fisherman far from home. This is his award-winning account of that seasonthe lonely hours at sea as well as the close community of the fishing fleet; the sudden, violent storms and glorious days of sun; the difficult, frenzied work and quiet moments of contemplation. 6.5x9 inches, 256 pgs.

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For seven months, Joe Upton steered his thirty-foot boat, the Doreen, through the open channels and narrow, twisting passageways of Southeast Alaska, living the life of an itinerant commercial fisherman far from home. This is his award-winning account of that seasonthe lonely hours at sea as well as the close community of the fishing fleet; the sudden, violent storms and glorious days of sun; the difficult, frenzied work and quiet moments of contemplation. In this new third edition from Epicenter Press, Alaska Blues remains a powerful evocation of time and placeof a people and their way of life, and haunting, beautiful shores that draw them back, season after season.

REVIEW:
A beautifully written book about commercial fishing in coastal waters. Joe Upton delivers both the reality and romance of Southeast Alaska. --David Guterson, author of Snow Falling on Cedars

Alaska Blues is the moving, true account of a season of fishing, living on the edge, surviving not only on the whims of nature but also the shifting fortunes of the fishing industry. --Palo Alto, California, Daily News

One of the most unique sea sags ever written, wonderfully awash in salt air and water. --Ernest K. Gann, author of The High and the Mighty

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Joe Upton
was a commercial fisherman for 25 years in Alaska and Maine. He lives with his wife on Bainbridge Island, Washington, and Vinalhaven Island, Maine.


 
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