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by Brendan Jones
Sara Marconi has made her way from Philly to "the Rock," a remote island in Alaska governed by the seasons. Her mother's death left her unmoored, with a seemingly impassable rift between her and her father. But in this majestic, rugged frontier she works her way up the commercial fishing ladder -- from hatchery assistant all the way to king crabber. Disciplined from years as a young boxer, she learns anew what it means to work, to connect, and -- through an unlikely old tugboat -- how to make a home she knows is her own.
"Transporting . . . This novel will reconvince you of the power of wilderness to heal a human heart."
- Pam Houston, author of
Contents May Have Shifted
"With acute psychological precision and a naturalist's attention to detail, Brendan Jones has created a hauntingly beautiful novel that will stay with me for a long time."
- Molly Antopol, author of
"This is a truly towering debut novel. Brendan Jones charts new novelistic territory and sends back moving dispatches from the frontiers of the human heart."
- Adam Johnson, author of
The Orphan Master's Son