Four Thousand Hooks
A True Story of Fishing and Coming of Age on the High Seas of AlaskaBook - 2012
As Four Thousand Hooks opens, an Alaskan fishing schooneris sinking. It is the summer of 1972, and the sixteen-year-old narratoris at the helm. Dean Adams tells how he came to be a crew member on theGrant and unfolds a tale of adventure that reads like anovel--full of drama, conflict, and resonant portrayals of halibutfishing. At sea, the Grant's crew teach Dean the dailytasks of baiting thousands of longline hooks and handling the catch,and on shore they lead him through the seedy bars and guilty pleasuresof Kodiak. Four Thousand Hooks is both an absorbing adventuretale and a rich ethnography of a way of life and work that hassustained Northwest families for generations. This coming of age storywill appeal to readers--including young adults--interested inocean adventures, commercial fishing, maritime life, and the NorthwestCoast.
Publisher: Seattle :, University of Washington Press,, 
Branch Call Number: 639. 2092 ADA
Characteristics: 270 pages
Alternative Title: 4,000 hooks