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The Marlin

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  2 ratings  ·  1 review
"The Marlin" is a true story set in the mid-1980's. Some names are changed but the rest is completely factual. It's about a couple in their thirties who loved to fish and cruise in the Pacific Ocean on their Grand Banks, a classic, thirty-two-foot, trawler-style, wooden yacht. They lived in Southern California, where surrounding waters of the blue Pacific offered them grea ...more
Kindle Edition, 18 pages
Published July 26th 2018 by Joseph Riden, Author
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J.R. Alcyone
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure: I received a gift copy from the author.

This is a creative non-fiction piece written as a short story about a couple on a wooden trawler boat, Tin Hau, in the Pacific Ocean. In terms of style, pace, and format, the piece is written as a classic short story.

Any story about ocean fishing and marlins will invariably invite parallels and comparisons to Hemingway's classic, "The Old Man and the Sea." This story compares very favorably to Hemingway's novel. The prose is crisp and sharp
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Jul 31, 2018
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