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Oil and Water: A Novel

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What happens when the American dream collides head-on with a nation’s dependence on fossil fuels?Oil and Water, a novel by Mei Mei Evans, focuses on precisely this question. Starting with a star-crossed supertanker, a wayward fishing boat, and a well-known hazard in the Gulf of Alaska, the story presents a region plunged into an oil-slicked crisis. As thousands of miles of ...more
Paperback, 267 pages
Published February 15th 2013 by University of Alaska Press
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Leslie
Jun 13, 2013 Leslie rated it it was ok
The Exxon Valdez oil spill of March 1989 was one of the worst environmental disasters caused by mankind. Mei Mei Evans, author of Oil and Water, was a public information officer for Homer, Alaska during the devistating event. Using these events and her personal experience as influence for the novel, Evans has attempted to display the complexities of battling such a enormous environmental catastrophe.

Centering on Gregg, a "down-on-his-luck skipper;" Lee, his deckhand; Daniel, a part-time, local
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Lynne
Jul 13, 2013 Lynne rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful, moving, powerful book! The subject was depressing, but it's so beautifully told (from first-hand knowledge) that you want to keep reading. The characters are very vivid, and the author did a masterful job putting the reader right there with them as they dealt with the terrible situation. A real tour de force. Highly recommended.
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May 14, 2015 Victoria rated it really liked it
What a fantastic book. She not only described the environmental damage but the unexpected human consequences- relationships and friendships destroyed and families changed forever. Told as only someone who lived through that disaster could. Highly recommended!
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