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The Big One : An Island, an Obsession, and the Furious Pursuit of a Great Fish
by David Kinney


Overview - Published to rave reviews in hardcover and purchased by DreamWorks in a major film deal, "The Big One" is a spellbinding and richly atmospheric work of narrative journalism in the tradition of "Friday Night Lights." Here is the story of a communityMartha s Vineyard, Massachusettsand a sporting eventthe island s legendary Striped Bass & Bluefish Derbythat is rendered with the same depth, color, and emotional power of the best fiction.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Published to rave reviews in hardcover and purchased by DreamWorks in a major film deal, "The Big One" is a spellbinding and richly atmospheric work of narrative journalism in the tradition of "Friday Night Lights." Here is the story of a communityMartha s Vineyard, Massachusettsand a sporting eventthe island s legendary Striped Bass & Bluefish Derbythat is rendered with the same depth, color, and emotional power of the best fiction. Among the characters, we meet: Dick Hathaway, a crotchety legend who once caught a bluefish from a helicopter and was ultimately banned for cheating; Janet Messineo, a recovering alcoholic who says that striped bass saved her life; Buddy Vanderhoop, a boastful Native American charter captain who guides celebrity anglers like Keith Richards and Spike Lee; and Wyatt Jenkinson, a nine-year-old fishing fanatic whose mother is battling brain cancer. At the center of it all is five-time winner Lev Wlodyka, a cagey local whose next fish will spark a storm of controversy and throw the tournament into turmoil.
Much more than just a book for fishing enthusiasts, "The Big One" is an exhilarating story of passion and obsessionand a powerful testament to the dreams that keep us all going."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802144768
  • ISBN-10: 0802144764
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • Publish Date: July 2010
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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