Signed First Edition
"I don’t know it yet, but I have stepped into a reality that will change my life forever, walked through some secret doorway to a place where career path and credentials and a map of the future are irrelevant, where the physical world is everything (all anyone thinks about and talks about): the corrosive and creative force of the sea, catching something alive and selling it for food and money, living to the next day and the next day.
This place will soon invade and permanently alter my educated head, and Henry Jones will become an irreplaceable touchstone for the ten years I plunge headlong into fishing.
But hell, I don’t know any of this. I am clueless. And beautifully stupid of this place."