Captain Linda Greenlaw from Maine tells her own riveting story of a thirty-day swordfishing voyage, complete with danger, humor, and characters so colorful they seem to have been ripped from the pages of "Moby Dick." The excitement starts immediately, even before Greenlaw and her five-man crew leave the dock--and it doesn't stop until the last page. While under way, she must contend with savage weather, equipment failure, too few fish, and too many sharks--not to mention the routinely backbreaking work of operating a fishing boat. With a true fisherman's gift for spinning a yarn and a voice that's wry, honest, and all her own, Greenlaw brings readers right on deck with her and her crew, re-creating the experience of going for the big haul against awesome odds. At once a thrilling page-turner and a passionate ode to a fascinating way of life, "The Hungry Ocean" will captivate lovers of the sea, adventure, and literature alike. Paperback, 265 pages.