A few short decades ago, fishermen used to stalk herring through moonless nights among the wild outer islands off the coast of Maine. Deep in the night, with surf close at hand and phosphorescence firing in the depths below, they would work for that one good haul that could spell the difference between lean times and a prosperous winter. "Herring Nights" is a memoir of nighttime passages by radar through rock-strewn waters, and of David, a purse seiner who had powers, who could find fish in the heart of a storm when no one else dared venture forth. Originally published in 1986 as "Amaretto" this new edition, with a new epilogue from the author to bring the story up to date, "Herring Nights" speaks with the urgent, haunting intensity of a voice from a lost world. Black & white photos and maps throughout. Paperback. 223 pgs.