The face of the waters: a season in Alaska's fisheries

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Show simple item record McGuire, Rosemary Desideria 2015-09-22T00:58:08Z 2015-09-22T00:58:08Z 2004-05
dc.description Thesis (M.F.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2004 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Face of the Waters is the memoir of a spring and summer in Alaska's fishing industry. In March 2000, I found work as a deckhand in Cook Inlet. For the next five months I traveled from fishery to fishery, working on boats throughout coastal Alaska. Alaska's fisheries are deeply bound up with its identity as a state, supporting an independent, romantic way of life rare in the world today. Yet the existence of these fisheries is threatened by problems ranging from global warming to currency exchange rates. I have drawn on the record in my journal, interviews with fishermen, essays and archival material to chronicle an industry and a way of life beset by change. On a deeper level, The Face of the Waters uses the context of my adventures to explore the nature of personal fate, love, and the importance of place. en_US
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dc.title The face of the waters: a season in Alaska's fisheries en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US mfa en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of English en_US

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