ISBN:0060977477 A True Story of Men Against the Sea
By Sebastian Junger
The Perfect Storm is the tale of a doomed ship caught in the middle of what some meteorologists have called the storm of the century. At its heart is a gripping narrative about struggling for survival in a tempest of ferocious winds and 100-foot waves. But rookie author Sebastian Junger does more than simply spin a good yarn. His account of how fishermen ply their trade and lead their lives in the 1990s is fascinating. The same goes for his descriptions of storm formation, wave physics, and the terror of drowning. Anybody who enjoys Jon Krakauer's work or Drama in Real Life from Reader's Digest will appreciate The Perfect Storm. 5 5/16" X 8". Paperback. 256 pgs.