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Barcode50887000115822
LocationHamlin
TitleDark, salt, clear : the life of a fishing town / Lamorna Ash.
AuthorAsh, Lamorna, author.
Call No942.3 ASH
CollectionAdult Non-Fiction
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International Standard Book Number 1635576156 (hardback)
International Standard Book Number 9781635576153 (hardback)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 942.3/7 23
Personal Name Ash, Lamorna, author.
Title Statement Dark, salt, clear : the life of a fishing town / Lamorna Ash.
Imprint New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020.
Physical Description xiv, 316 pages ; 25 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-314).
Formatted Contents Note The end of the line -- Way down to Lamorna -- Vesica Piscis -- Guts -- The sing of the shore -- Lines through rocks -- Wild beasts -- Fish through fingers -- Leather purses -- Misways -- Fish within fish -- Careworn -- Smoke -- Sea-hab -- Beaten copper -- Local -- A feast of seabirds -- Rosebud -- Dropped things -- Some old residents -- Graveyard -- Storms do come -- Raymundo -- Vortex -- A passionate rage -- 'Ome -- Fisherman's blues -- Holloways.
Summary, Etc. "From an adventurous and discerning new voice reminiscent of Robert Macfarlane, a captivating portrait of a community eking out its living in a coastal landscape as stark and storied as it is beautiful. Before arriving in Newlyn, a Cornish fishing village at the end of the railway line, Lamorna Ash was told that no fisherman would want a girl joining an expedition. Weeks later, the only female on board a trawler called the Filadelfia, she is heading out to sea with the dome of the sky above and the black waves below. Newlyn is a town of dramatic cliffs, crashing tides, and hardcore career fishermen-complex and difficult heroes who slowly open up to Ash about their lives and frustrations, first in the condensed space of the boat, and then in the rough pubs ashore. Determined to know the community on its own terms, Ash lodges in a spare room by the harbor and lets the village wash over her in all of its clamoring unruliness, thumping machinery, and tangled nets-its history, dialect, and centuries-old industry. Moving between Ash's surprising, transformational journey aboard the Filadelfia and her astute observations of Newlyn's landscape and people, Dark, Salt, Clear is an assured work of indelible characters and a multilayered travelogue through a landscape both lovely and merciless. Ash's adventurous glint, her delicate observations, and her willingness to get under the skin of a place call to mind the work of Annie Dillard, Barry Lopez, and Robert Macfarlane. This is an evocative journey and a fiercely auspicious debut"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject-Personal Name Ash, Lamorna Travel England Newlyn.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Fisheries England Newlyn.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Fishers England Newlyn.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Fishing villages England.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Newlyn (England) Social life and customs.
Additional Physical Form Entry Online version: Ash, Lamorna. New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020 Dark, salt, clear (DLC) 2020008660 9781635576160

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