"A marvelous, compelling tale"(Rocky Mountain News) from the New York Times bestselling author of Salt and Cod.
Gloucester, Massachusetts, America's oldest fishing port, is defined by the culture of commercial fishing. But the threat of over-fishing, combined with climate change and pollution, is endangering a way of life, not only in Gloucester but in coastal cities all over the world. And yet, according to Kurlansky, it doesn't have to be this way. Engagingly written and filled with rich history, delicious anecdotes, colorful characters, and local recipes, The Last Fish Tale is Kurlansky's most urgent story, "an engrossing multi-layered portrait of a fishing community that can be read for pure pleasure as well as being a campaigning plea for the environment" (Financial Times).
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including The Food of a Younger Land, Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World; Salt: A World History; 1968: The Year That Rocked the World; and The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell. He lives in New York City.
Hometown:New York, NY
Date of Birth:December 7, 1948
Place of Birth:Hartford, CT
Education:Butler University, B.A. in Theater, 1970
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Table of Contents
Prologue: Pole Walkers xv
The First Gloucester Story 3
A Tale of Woe 19
The Island Named Gloucester 29
The Replacements 60
Among the Rocks 90
This Gloire of Gloucester 106
While Gloucester Burns 124
The Fish Is in Us 141
The Sea and the Seaside 172
Surviving on the Mainland 219
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"A heartfelt tribute...as beautifully-written as the fondest and best-crafted eulogy."
"A colorful history of Gloucester...rich, varied, and satisfying, just like a good chowder."
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