The Compass Rose: Based on a True Story Bret Yager

ISBN: 9781419665776

Published: May 21st 2007

Paperback

296 pages


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The Compass Rose: Based on a True Story  by  Bret Yager

The Compass Rose: Based on a True Story by Bret Yager
May 21st 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 296 pages | ISBN: 9781419665776 | 10.48 Mb

Just remember kid, everything out here either rots or rusts, the old timer warns. And if your girlfriend hasnt left you yet, she will. So begins Burke Stillwells introduction to the vanishing world of Oregons tough winter crab fishermen, whereMoreJust remember kid, everything out here either rots or rusts, the old timer warns.

And if your girlfriend hasnt left you yet, she will. So begins Burke Stillwells introduction to the vanishing world of Oregons tough winter crab fishermen, where men routinely face hundred-knot winds in small boats and walk a razor-thin line between fortune and death. Plunged among the fishers who hunt the watery avalanches for a living, Burke finds the vivid and unforgettable characters who people this trade: Men who go to sea to fight with the memory of their fathers, those who are fighting their lives on land, and those who travel beyond the breakers because they are meant to, and can think of doing nothing else.

But Burkes own journey into the oceans crucible is complicated when he falls in love with a mysterious young woman who links him to his past and destiny, even as a violent and indifferent world swirls around him and his brothers continue to slip beyond his grasp into an ever harsher existence.

Uncompromising in its examination of the worlds most dangerous job and the hearts of those who go down to the sea in ships, THE COMPASS ROSE is a coming of age tale for all seasons.



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