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The Forty Fathom Bank and Other Stories

By Les Galloway,Afterword by Jerome Gold

5 x 7-3/4 in; 176 pp;
Paperback
April 2004
ISBN 9780811844031
ISBN10 081184403X

SKU# 9780811844031

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Called "stunning and suspenseful" (Andrea Barrett, Outside), and "exquisitely detailed" (Alan Cheuse, NPR), The Forty Fathom Bank is a gripping novella of adventure and desperation in the tradition of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Finall...
The Forty Fathom Bank and Other Stories


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The Forty Fathom Bank and Other Stories

Called "stunning and suspenseful" (Andrea Barrett, Outside), and "exquisitely detailed" (Alan Cheuse, NPR), The Forty Fathom Bank is a gripping novella of adventure and desperation in the tradition of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Finally back in print, this acclaimed cult classic tells the story of two men seeking riches on a late-season fishing trip off the coast of San Francisco. When a storm hits and the engine fails, they confront more than treacherous seas in their fight for survival. This new paperback edition also now includes the late author's other rarely seen stories of the sea, as well as an afterword by his friend and editor, Jerome Gold. As James Lee Burke says, "No one who reads this book will ever forget it."

 

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5 x 7-3/4 in; 176 pp;
Paperback
April 2004
ISBN 9780811844031
ISBN10 081184403X

Les Galloway (1912‑1990), while still a teenager, shipped out to New Zealand as a seaman; a few years later he dropped out of college to enlist in the Bolivian army. For most of his life he was a commercial fisherman out of San Francisco. His stories were published in Esquire and Prairie Schooner.

Jerome Gold is a writer and the publisher of Black Heron Press. He lives in Seattle.