Slime Line: A Novel

Slime Line: A Novel

by Jake Maynard
Slime Line: A Novel

Slime Line: A Novel

by Jake Maynard

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A trippy and darkly funny portrait of the commercial fishing industry, Slime Line is the tragicomic yarn of one troubled college dropout’s desperate attempts to remake himself into a hard-nosed working man.

In the wake of his father’s death, Garrett Deaver washes up at a salmon processing plant in his dad’s old stomping grounds of Alaska. There, he renames himself Beaver—because just like a beaver, he’s “an industrious motherfucker”— and vows to become a supervisor at Klak Fancy Salmon, LLC. But moving up within the industry’s seasonal underclass is anything but simple, and soon he finds himself with real, and imagined, enemies at the plant. As amphetamines scramble his sense of reality, and secrets about his father’s life are revealed, the job he’d hoped would bring him salvation threatens to leave him broke, alone, and—maybe even literally—underwater.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781959000198
Publisher: West Virginia University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2024
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 292
Sales rank: 520,628
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jake Maynard is a writer from rural Pennsylvania whose stories and essays appear in GuernicaSouthern Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Electric Lit, The New Republic, The New York Times, and others. His experiences working in the commercial fishing industry inspired his debut novel, Slime Line.
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