Spartina

Spartina

Book - 1998
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Winner of the 1989 National Book Award

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 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.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Contemporaries, 1998, c1989
Edition: 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed
ISBN: 9780375702686
0375702687
Characteristics: 375 p. ; 21 cm

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Chapel_Hill_KenMc Dec 22, 2014

Brilliantly evocative work exploring relationships in a Rhode Island fishing village, complete with tangled threads of class and privilege, friendship and identity in a working class world. There's also a truly suspenseful hurricane sequence.

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JKS5645
Aug 23, 2011

random pick up that looked interesting and won award

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GrumpyDave
Dec 11, 2010

1989 National Book Award - Fiction

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