Published to rave reviews in hardcover and purchased by DreamWorks in a major film deal, The Big One is a spellbinding and richly atmospheric work of narrative journalism in the tradition of Friday Night Lights. Here is the story of a communityAMarthaAs Vineyard, MassachusettsAand a sporting eventAthe islandAs legendary Striped Bass a Bluefish DerbyAthat is rendered with the same depth, color, and emotional power of the best fiction. Among the characters, we meet: Dick Hathaway, a crotchety legend who once caught a bluefish from a helicopter and was ultimately banned for cheating; Janet Messineo, a recovering alcoholic who says that striped bass saved her life; Buddy Vanderhoop, a boastful Native American charter captain who guides celebrity anglers like Keith Richards and Spike Lee; and Wyatt Jenkinson, a nine-year-old fishing fanatic whose mother is battling brain cancer. At the center of it all is five-time winner Lev Wlodyka, a cagey local whose next fish will spark a storm of controversy and throw the tournament into turmoil. Much more than just a book for fishing enthusiasts, The Big One is an exhilarating story of passion and obsessionAand a powerful testament to the dreams that keep us all going.and wires sticking out their sides. Yo-yo ... After Ed arrives and begins asking questions, Lev categorically denies stuffing the fish. First off, he ... Some offshore competitions rely on time- stamped photographic evidence, and others use observers who track the number of fish caught and freed by each boat. In freshwater tournaments, bass are kept in livewells and returned to the water after being weighed.
|Title||:||The Big One|
|Publisher||:||Grove/Atlantic, Inc. - 2010-07-06|