Journals of Constant Waterman

Journals of Constant Waterman

by Matthew Goldman
     
 
BOATS AND LIFE

This is an unforgettable collection of ninety short tales about the boating Matthew Goldman has done in his life�in sailboats, canoes, rowboats, and other floating craft. All these memoirs deal with the water�from the puddle to the sea. They wander, as reflective as a sandy-bottomed brook. They linger, as wistful as an idle boat in summer. They

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BOATS AND LIFE

This is an unforgettable collection of ninety short tales about the boating Matthew Goldman has done in his life�in sailboats, canoes, rowboats, and other floating craft. All these memoirs deal with the water�from the puddle to the sea. They wander, as reflective as a sandy-bottomed brook. They linger, as wistful as an idle boat in summer. They revel, as jubilant as broaching porpoises.

Who will want to read about Constant Waterman? Anyone who�s ever paused to watch a water strider; anyone who�s ever stood and listened to the sea; anyone who leans when they see a sloop heel; anyone who hopes to find a message in a bottle. Here is that message. Unfold it carefully, read it aloud.

Read about boats; read about passages; read about islands; read about the rain. Learn about a murder in the woods by the river; learn about restoring a wooden boat. Hear about sailors, boat builders, ferrymen; hear about canoeing amid the marshes.

The best part about it? You don�t have to spend your time sanding and varnishing. You don�t need to don any foul weather gear. You don�t need to know a bowline from a boom vang, or know how to pole a canoe.

Here is the world of Constant Waterman: wry, introspective, intimate, impassioned. Turn another page. You may find a lighthouse, you may find a swan. You�ll hear the hoarse cadence of the sea grinding shingle, the wrinkling song of a stream through the forest, the complaint of the wind in your standing rigging.
Listen.


* Includes 50 beautiful pen-and-ink drawings by the author. *

Editorial Reviews

Compass Rose Review - Peter Spectre
"A died-in-the-wool boat enthusiast, with a concentration in small craft . . . A kindred spirit to anyone fascinated with small boats."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149476152
Publisher:
Breakaway Books
Publication date:
06/12/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

MATTHEW GOLDMAN has worked as a toolmaker, a woodworker, and a land surveyor. He has written serious drama, black comedy, and farce. He has published a number of poems. He writes a column for Messing About in Boats. His work also appears in Good Old Boat, Points East, and WindCheck. He resides in Stonington, Connecticut, and works repairing boats in nearby Noank where he keeps his sloop, MoonWind.

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