When his son is caught in the Delaware River, Sam, a shad, deals with Al, a human, to allow himself to be caught every year for the town's annual prize for the biggest fish. In other tales, Sam recounts his adventures in the seven seas - Al learns of Sam's love affairs and his fight with a great white shark. Fish and man go drinking, fight evil and learn the lessons of a lifelong friendship.
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About the Author
Carl Reader trained as a journalist at Temple University and has worked as a reporter, photographer and editor in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Montana. He's published short stories in literary magazines and on the Internet and has self-published a children's Christmas story called THE TWELFTH ELF OF KINDNESS.That book was partially published in Russia under the Sister Cities program. He's also self-published a novella called THE PERSECUTION OF WILLIAM PENN, which has been well-received in several college libraries. He works as a professional photographer and freelance writer.