The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey
"A Beautiful Book...A story of triumph, of a woman not only making it but succeeding at the highest level in one of the most male-dominated and most dangerous professional."
In his number one bestseller, The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger describes Linda Greenlaw as "one of the best sea captains, period, on the East Coast," Now Greenlaw tells her own riveting story of a thirty-day swordfishing voyage aboard one of the best-outfitted boats on the East Coast, complete with danger, humor, and characters so colorful they seem to have been ripped from the page of Moby Dick.
The excitement stars immediately, even before Greenlaw and her five-man crew leave the dock─and doesn't stop until the last page. While under way, she must contend with savage weather, equipment failure, too few fish, and too many sharks─not mention the routinely backbreaking work operating a fishing boat in a state of mind-numbering exhaustion after working ten 21-hour days in a row.
With a true fishermans' gift for spinning a yarn and a voice that's wry, honest, and all her own. Greenlaw brings readers right on deck with her and her crew, re-creating the experience of going for the big haul against awesome odds. At once a thrilling page-turner and a passionate ode to a fascinating way of life. The Hungry Ocean will captivate lovers of the sea, adventure, and literature alike.