Friday, March 15, 2013
Sailing, sailing over the bounty sea
His family had owned land on a picturesque spot overlooking the water. Now this area is under plans for development.
Dick is angered at the loss of natural beauty that will follow and he's upset by his financial woes and inability to bring in enough money to live and complete the boat he's building.
There is a message to the story that describes the difficulties of being a self employed fisherman in New England.
The story also compares the lives of the wealthy developers and the temptations of someone with a boat that they might be tempted to transport illegal substances.
The National Book Award Winner is a good study of a person's life, their dreams and disappointments.