Out on the Deep Blue: Women, Men and the Oceans they Fish
Editor: Leslie Fields
This is the first collection of dramatic, first-person accounts of commercial fishing written by the men and women who work in the nation's most dangerous occupation. Nineteen diverse fisher-writers, from the famous to the unknown, take the reader swordfish harpooning on the Georges Banks, winter crabbing in the Bering Sea, sea-urchin diving off Maine, herring fishing in Alaska, shark-harpooning off Scotland and points between. Together, they plumb the extremes of living, working, and sometimes dying at sea, creating the most intensely personal portrait of fishing and fishermen to date.
Thomas Dunne Books
New York, NY
Fields, Leslie (Leyland), "Out on the Deep Blue: Women, Men and the Oceans they Fish" (2001). Alumni Book Gallery. 49.