Modern High Seas Adventure

Nick Dybek's new novel When Captain Flint was still a Good Man tells the story of a boy whose parents make morally questionable choices in order to keep their livelihood.  Cal's father is an Alaskan fisherman, braving the frigid and dangerous sea catching king crab; Cal's mother stays home with Cal, who is just old enough to wonder about her relationship with John Gaunt, the fishing fleet owner.  When John Gaunt dies, the whole family has choppy waters ahead.  For a lighter take on boyhood high seas adventure, try Michael Ondaatje's The Cat's Table.

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