The Big One: An Island, an Obsession, and the Furious Pursuit of a Great Fish

By: Kinney, Dave

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This book is fine in a fine dust jacket, unread, and signed by the author. A fantastic book about one crazy fishing tournament. A must for any saltwater fisherman. **ADDITIONAL SHIPPING MAY APPLY TO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS** About the book: Renowned for its pristine beaches and celebrity inhabitants, Marthas Vineyard is one of the most exclusive destinations in America. But each September, after the tourists clear out, thousands of fishermen take back the beaches to compete in the Vineyards annual fishing derby, a monthlong contest that pits plumbers against investment bankers, schoolkids against senior citizens, and natives against newcomers in a round-the-clock hunt for a great fish. Island immortality is at stake, and history has proven that anyone can win it: teenage girls, dozing fishermen, complete amateurs. In The Big One, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Kinney takes readers behind the scenes at the derby to chronicle thirty-five days of fish-addled hope and heartbreak. He captures all the action and introduces us to an eccentric gallery of characters that includes: Dick Hathaway, the crotchety legend who once caught a bluefish from a helicopter; Janet Messineo, a recovering alcoholic who says that striped bass saved her life; and Lev Wlodyka, a cagey local whose next fish will spark a storm of controversy and throw the tournament into turmoil. The Big One is a hugely entertaining story of passion and obsession that does for fishing what Friday Night Lights did for football.

Title: The Big One: An Island, an Obsession, and the Furious Pursuit of a Great Fish

Author Name: Kinney, Dave

Categories: Sports & Recreation, ~Signed Books~,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Atlantic Monthly Pr: 2009

ISBN Number: 0802118909

ISBN Number 13: 9780802118905

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: As New

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

lbs: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 000007

Keywords: Sports, Fishing, signed