The Fisherman's Son

Set in a northern California fishing community, this is an articulate tale of commercial fishing by an author who has been there. Jacket notes say, "Drifting in a life raft off the northern California coast after a horrifying shipwreck Neil Kruger retreats from his fear by recalling scenes from his childhood. He finds solace in memories of his father, a taciturn man who introduces him to the fisherman’s life; his mother, who worked at the local cannery to keep the family fed; and a host of local fishermen, whose battles with the sea become for Neil both a model and a tragic foreshadowing of his own fate." Michael Koepf worked for nineteen years as a commercial fisherman, the same trade as that of his father and brothers.

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