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Tough Island - True Stories from Matinicus,…

Tough Island - True Stories from Matinicus, Maine

by Crash Barry

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In 1991, Crash Barry moved to Maine's most remote inhabited island to work as a sternman aboard a lobster boat. On Matinicus, twenty miles out to sea, population fifty, the ferry visited nine times a year and airplanes only landed when there was no fog, rain, snow, sleet or darkness. Tough Island is a gritty memoir and guided tour of a unique society inhabited by resourceful individuals and scoundrels. Stories of danger and drugs, sex and violence, death and sorrow, all unfold in a landscape of breathtaking beauty. Crash Barry is also the author of the rollicking novel, Sex, Drugs and Blueberries, a Maine story of how quickly things can go wrong.

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When he was a young man the author lived and worked on Matinicus, Maine's most remote inhabited island ... He found that despite its isolation, Matinicus was a microcosm of modern American society. Ruled by gossip and slander. Rife with substance abuse and marital discord. Over time, the archetypes revealed themselves : the angel, the hero, the loner, the drunk, the cheater, the molester, the abuser, the thief, the suicide and the killer. -- P. [4] of cove.… (more)

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