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The Resource Spartina, John Casey

Spartina, John Casey

Label
Spartina
Title
Spartina
Statement of responsibility
John Casey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A classic tale of a man, a boat, and a storm, Spartina is the lyrical and compassionate story of Dick Pierce, a commercial fisherman along the shores of Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. A kind, sensitive, family man, he is also prone to irascible outbursts against st the people he must work for, now that he can no longer make his living from the sea. Pierce's one great passion, a fifty-foot fishing boat called Spartina, lies unfinished in his backyard. Determined to get the funds he needs to buy her engine, he finds himself taking a foolish, dangerous risk. But his real test comes when he must weather a storm at sea in oreder to keep his dream alive. Moving and poetic, Spartina is a masterly story of one man's ongoing struggle to find his place in the world
Summary
Dick Pierce--fisherman, husband, father, and lover--upsets the placidity of his family when he finds himself in love with two people at once
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1990.
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 1989.
Awards note
National Book Award for Fiction, 1989
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
019281
Cataloging source
WZW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Casey, John
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fishers
  • Rhode Island
  • Fishers
  • Rhode Island
Target audience
adult
Label
Spartina, John Casey
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm39903210
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780375702686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)39903210
Label
Spartina, John Casey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm39903210
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780375702686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)39903210

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