Hard Bottom by G. F. Michelsen
A Novel (Hardscrabble Books-Fiction of New England)

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A Cape Cod commercial fisherman comes to grips with the destruction of both his trade and his environment.

About G. F. Michelsen

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G. F. Michelsen, a prolific novelist and journalist, has taught writing at NYU and Hunter College. He has also worked as a seaman and officer on coastal freighters in northern Europe; commanded fishing boats out of Falmouth, Chatham, and Sandwich, Massachusetts; and performed numerous blue-collar jobs. The recipient of an NEA fellowship in fiction, Michelsen is the author of To Sleep With Ghosts: A Novel of Africa (1992).
Published May 1, 2001 by UPNE. 360 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In flashbacks, Cahoon recalls how his life fell apart as he tried to keep on fishing, his mate Pig left for easier work, and Billy, his inexperienced brother-in-law, made a costly mistake and was badly injured in a storm at sea.

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The climactic final events—a boat accident in a storm that forever changes Cahoon's relationship with his wife and her family, and Cahoon's desperate last-ditch effort to save his land—bring the book to a rousing conclusion.

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