follows the life and times of Alex Skarsen through the eras of commercial
fishing along the West Coast. When Alex got into the industry it was a
different beast. Over the years it's changed, but the sea is still the place he
goes for solace, affirmation, and a living. This novel captures the flavor of
the fishing life and the deep changes in the values of the industry. From
Central America to Bristol Bay Alaska, folks carry on their endeavors. But the
always looming, dominant factor of money casts its heavy shadow. This wistful,
funny novel is a portrait of a culture in upheaval.