|Primary Format: Paper|
|Size:||6 x 9 in.|
|Subject(s):||Nature & Environment|
In Pursuit of Giants: One Man's Global Search for the Last of the Great Fish
Matt RigneyPaper: $19.95
Muscular and lyrical by turns, Mr. Rigney’s prose deftly captures the wildness of the sea-the deep gleam of a shoal turning suddenly in the sunlight, the birdlike head of a striped marlin, spawning tuna ‘blazing their milky contrails.’ Each section reads like a short story. Thumbnail character sketches abound, with the odd salty joke thrown in.
—Wall Street Journal
An avid fisherman, Rigney provides a glorious read in his examination of sportfishing and the imperiled state of ocean life. The ‘awe and humility’ felt in the presence of these fish is sensitively and powerfully wrought throughout this dramatic, transcendental tale.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Rigney has crafted a smart, lyrical, passionate-but-not-too-preachy call to arms.
. . . a dramatic account that will appeal to the sportsman and conservationist alike.
Like Carl Safina’s Song for the Blue Ocean, In Pursuit of Giants is not only informative but exceptionally well written and a pleasure to read, which should bring it the wide audience it deserves.
MATT RIGNEY is a native New Englander and has fished fresh- and saltwater for over forty years. He sailed aboard the Charles W. Morgan, the last remaining American whaleship, on its thirty-eighth voyage. His opinion pieces and articles have appeared in the Boston Globe, Orion, Bisbee’s Marlin World, and Huffington Post, where he blogs about commercial fishing, ocean conservation, and fish.