Down in Bristol Bay: high tides, hangovers, and harrowing experiences on Alaska's last frontier

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St. Martin's Griffin,
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1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.
Dr. Robert Allen Durr - literary scholar, award-winning author, former confidant to legendary writer H. L. Mencken, and one-time rising star in the East Coast academic world - decided one day to give it all up and move to a remote region of Alaska in search of paradise.Convinced that truth, beauty, and goodness could still be found in the wild, Durr bought a boat and journeyed to Bristol Bay in hopes of becoming a commercial salmon fisherman and earning a living. Catapulting the reader into this last frontier and onto a sea of storms and dangers, madcap bars and drinking parties, amid the camaraderie of some rugged Alaskans, mostly native fishermen known as D Inn Crowd, Down in Bristol Bay chronicles a hard life, but not without songs and ballads, misadventures and follies, occasionally of burlesque proportions, on land as well as at sea.Combining elements of Krakaur's Into the Wild , Matthiessen's The Snow Leopard , Junger's The Perfect Storm , McPhee's Coming Into the Country , and even Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Down in Bristol Bay is a powerful and raucous memoir of a man who abandoned the safe world of academia for the Alaskan wilderness to find his own kind of primal sanity.
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subject_facet Biographies, Bristol Bay Region (Alaska) -- Biography, Bristol Bay Region (Alaska) -- Social life and customs, Durr, R. A, Fishers -- Alaska -- Bristol Bay Region -- Biography, Frontier and pioneer life -- Alaska -- Bristol Bay Region
title_display Down in Bristol Bay : high tides, hangovers, and harrowing experiences on Alaska's last frontier
title_full Down in Bristol Bay : high tides, hangovers, and harrowing experiences on Alaska's last frontier / Bob Durr
title_short Down in Bristol Bay :
title_sub high tides, hangovers, and harrowing experiences on Alaska's last frontier
topic_facet Durr, R. A, Fishers, Frontier and pioneer life, Social life and customs