|From the liner notes of Blues "The pleasures of a summer's bluefishing
off Martha's Vineyard are marvelously evoked as John Hersey reflects upon
the angler's art, the astonishing natural history of the blue, the wonders
of the teeming oceans where fish and fishermen confront each other - and
the web of interdependence by which they, and all the life of the planet,
are made part of one another."
In this charming book Mr. Hersey introduces the reader to the fascinating
ocean world through the simple device of detailing the progress of one
of his characters - a novice at fishing - through a summer of bluefish
angling under the tutelage of an experienced fisherman.
1987 by Alfred A. Knopf (New York, NY)