Halifax had been in French Africa for five years, doing whatever foolhardy, dangerous thing Serailler ordered him to do. It was some time before he finally snapped, but when he did, he opened the throttle, eased back the stick, and lifted straight and high into a dream.
James Pfeiffer will do anything to have his own boat, even if it means dropping out of college, disappointing his family, and submitting to the hard, often cruel world on board a scallop trawler. Pfeiffer is willing to pay the price for his dream in blood, sweat or cold cash. The question only he can answer is whether the cost will be too great.
Known for his vivid imagery, provocative subjects, and charged prose, Paul Watkins has emerged as one of the most gifted writers of his generation. This powerful novel shimmers with lyrical descriptions of the seascape as it sounds the depths of memory and conscience. Seeing a man brutally murdered in his local hangout on the docks of Newport sends Paul Wedekind into a torturous reverie of his past.