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Apr 28, 1998
| ISBN 9780375702686
Sep 17, 2014
| ISBN 9780804153737
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Apr 28, 1998 | ISBN 9780375702686
Sep 17, 2014 | ISBN 9780804153737
Winner of the 1989 National Book AwardA 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 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 back yard. 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 order 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.
John Casey was born in 1939 in Worcester, Massachusetts, and educated at Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and the University of Iowa. His novel Spartina won the National Book Award in 1989. He lives with his wife in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he… More about John Casey
John Casey is the author of The Half-life of Happiness, naow available in hardcover from Knopf.
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