Tough Island by Crash Barry
Trade paperback format. Signed by the author! Recommended!!
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.
You can check out Crash Barry’s latest project at his website http://devilsanddirtbags.com or check out his muckraking work via monthly issues of The Mainer (previously published as The Bollard).Cover art by Pat Corrigan.