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BREAKERS: A NOVEL ABOUT THE COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN OF ALASKA
Author: William McCloskey
Publisher: SKYHORSE, Dec 2013
Fisherman Hank Crawford must fight to keep his business & family intact in this thrilling sequel to the cult classic Highliners. 6x9 inches, 368 pgs.
Fisherman Hank Crawford must fight to keep his business and family intact in this thrilling sequel to the cult classic Highliners.
Hank Crawford 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 is drawn into a careless romance that could cost him the wife and family he loves.
BREAKERS gives a rich picture of the fishing life. It is also a captivating portrait of a good man at a moral crossroads.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
?Extremely well written . . . An excellent novel about a fascinating business.? ?Booklist
?BREAKERS captures the dangers and excitement of the fishing trade.? ?Fairbanks, Alaska News-Monitor
?Adrenaline-charged skippers, anxious crewmen, bleak windswept islands, waiting families, powerful boats?BREAKERS plunges the reader into this world.? ?Joe Upton, author of Alaska Blues
About the Author:
William McCloskey has been a Coast Guard officer, a merchant seaman, and a crewman on several fishing boats, as well as a reporter for The Baltimore Sun and a staff member at Johns Hopkins University. His other books include Their Fathers? Work: Casting Nets with the World?s Fishermen, Fish Decks, Highliners, and Raiders. His work has appeared in Smithsonian, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, National Fisherman, and elsewhere. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.