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Author Str√łksnes, Morten Andreas, 1965- author.

Title Shark drunk : the art of catching a large shark from a tiny rubber dinghy in a big ocean / Morten Str√łksnes ; translated from the Norwegian by Tiina Nunnally.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  338.3 STROKSNES    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  597.3 STROKSNES    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  338.3 STR    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  338.3727 STR    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  597.3 STROKSNES    Check Shelf
Edition First American edition.
Description 307 pages : illustration, map ; 20 cm
Summary In the great depths surrounding the Lofoten islands in Norway lives the infamous Greenland shark. At twenty-six feet in length and weighing more than a ton, it is truly a beast to behold. But the shark is not just known for its size alone: its meat contains a toxin that, when consumed, has been known to make people drunk and hallucinatory. Shark Drunk is the true story of two friends, the author and the eccentric artist Hugo Aasjord, as they embark on a wild pursuit of the famed creature--from a tiny rubber boat. Together, the two men tackle existential questions, survive the world's most powerful maelstrom, and, yes, get drunk, as they attempt to understand the ocean from every possible angle, drawing on poetry, science, history, ecology, mythology, and their own, sometimes intoxicated, observations.-- Provided by publisher
Subject Shark fishing -- Norway.
Greenland shark -- Norway.
Fishing -- Norway.
Sailing -- Norway.
Fishing. (OCoLC)fst00926650
Greenland shark. (OCoLC)fst00947784
Sailing. (OCoLC)fst01103513
Shark fishing. (OCoLC)fst01115294
Norway. (OCoLC)fst01204556
Genre/Form True adventure stories.
Added Author Nunnally, Tiina, 1952- translator.
Added Title Havboka. English
ISBN 9780451493484 (hardcover)
0451493486 (hardcover)
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