The Forty Fathom Bank and Other Stories

The Forty Fathom Bank and Other Stories

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by Les Galloway
     
 

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Called "stunning and suspenseful" (Andrea Barrett, Outside), and "exquisitely detailed" (Alan Cheuse, NPR), The Forty Fathom Bank is a gripping novella of adventure and desperation in the tradition of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. This acclaimed cult classic tells the story of two men seeking riches on a late-season fishing trip off the coast of San…  See more details below

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Called "stunning and suspenseful" (Andrea Barrett, Outside), and "exquisitely detailed" (Alan Cheuse, NPR), The Forty Fathom Bank is a gripping novella of adventure and desperation in the tradition of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. This acclaimed cult classic tells the story of two men seeking riches on a late-season fishing trip off the coast of San Francisco. When a storm hits and the engine fails, they confront more than treacherous seas in their fight for survival. This edition also includes the late author's other rarely seen stories of the sea, as well as an afterword by his friend and editor, Jerome Gold. As James Lee Burke says, "No one who reads this book will ever forget it."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452127149
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
02/26/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
727,081
File size:
671 KB

Meet the Author

Les Galloway (1912-1990), while still a teenager, shipped out to New Zealand as a seaman; a few years later he dropped out of college to enlist in the Bolivian army. For most of his life he was a commercial fisherman out of San Francisco. His stories were published in Esquire and Prairie Schooner.
Jerome Gold is a writer and the publisher of Black Heron Press. He lives in Seattle.

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The Forty Fathom Bank and Other Stories 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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The Forty Fathom Bank short story is especially well-written, a gem to remember.