Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book
Dick Pierce, fisherman and boat-builder, lives on the Rhode Island shore in a backwater world of salt marshes, alcoholic fishermen, crab boats and old homesteads disappearing under new resorts for inland tourists. A stubborn man thoughtful enough to know that the world is becoming too small for men like himself, Pierce has a mortgage, a family, a "puny income from lobstering" and a dream: to finish the half-built boat in his backyard so he can fish for red crabs out in deep water, make some real money and raise himself and his family up. He is a classic American solitary hero, and Casey knows the sloughs of the Rhode Island shore as well as any fisherman. Spartina won the National Book Award in 1989.

Genre: Thriller

Similar books by other authors


Used availability for John Casey's Spartina

Hardback Editions

January 1990 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Spartina
Author(s): John Casey
ISBN: 0-370-31377-1 / 978-0-370-31377-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 1989 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Spartina
Author(s): John Casey
ISBN: 0-394-50098-9 / 978-0-394-50098-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 1998 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Spartina
Author(s): John Casey
ISBN: 0-375-70268-7 / 978-0-375-70268-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 1991 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Spartina
Author(s): John Casey
ISBN: 0-340-54572-0 / 978-0-340-54572-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 1990 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Spartina
Author(s): John Casey
ISBN: 0-380-71104-4 / 978-0-380-71104-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Spartina (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): John D Casey
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA