The Forty Fathom Bank and Other Stories [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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The Forty Fathom Bank and Other Stories

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Overview

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."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452127149
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 2/26/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 154,225
  • File size: 656 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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Table of Contents

The Forty Fathom Bank 9
Where No Flowers Bloom 85
Last Passenger North, or The Doppleganger 97
The Caspar 147
The Albacore Fisherman 153
Death of a Hero 163
Afterword 181
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Good short stories

    The Forty Fathom Bank short story is especially well-written, a gem to remember.

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