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The Run
     

The Run

by John Hay
 

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Perched on the banks of Stony Brook in the Cape Cod town of Brewster, Hay observes the stunning phenomenon of the annual run of the alewife, a herring that spawns in fresh water, enters the ocean as a fingerling, and returns to its natal pond. From the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Carolina’s, hordes of alewives make the dramatic journey every Spring. For Hay, the

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Perched on the banks of Stony Brook in the Cape Cod town of Brewster, Hay observes the stunning phenomenon of the annual run of the alewife, a herring that spawns in fresh water, enters the ocean as a fingerling, and returns to its natal pond. From the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Carolina’s, hordes of alewives make the dramatic journey every Spring. For Hay, the run is filled with danger and beauty: “In terrible simplicity, the alewives were swimming toward the island gauntlet they would have to run, having a title, by their common, wild, and ancient advent, to all great kindled things.”

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First published in 1959, this was the first of Hay's many books about the ecosystems of Cape Cod. Hay observes the stunning phenomenon of the annual run of the alewife, a kind of herring which spawns in fresh water, enters the ocean as a fingerling, and eventually returns to its natal pond. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780807085691
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
11/30/1975
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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