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Book introduction reproduced with the kind permission of Epicenter Press, Kenmore, Washington, USA

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The rousing sea stories are all here: The dramas of near-death battles, the sickening tragedy of lovers and friends lost to the waters - but this is not the whole story. This collection represents an extraordinary holistic view of Alaskan fishing: Not just the dying, but the living; not just the obsessive doing of fishing, but the passionate being as well. Readers will understand why so many are hooked, unwilling or unable to leave this uncommon life. Collectively, the 15 fisher-writers in this anthology have fished cod, halibut, salmon, crab, and herring. Some have fished commercially for several seasons; others have spent most of their lives on the water. Included are Moe Bowstern, Michael Crowley, Wendy Erd, Leslie Leyland Fields, Naphtali Fields, Erin Freistrad, Joel Gay, Sig Hansen, Mary Jacobs, Nancy Lord, Marta Sutro, Toby Sullivan, Joe Upton, Spike Walker, and Shannon Zellerhoff.

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9781935347132

Publication Date

9-1-2011

Keywords

Commercial fishing, Alaska

Publisher

Epicenter Press

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Kenmore, WA

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Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations

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Class of 1979

Hooked! True Stories of Obsession, Love, and Death from Alaska's Commercial Fishermen and Women

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