“Stephens gives the reader an unvarnished view of the subculture of lobster fishermen in small-town coastal Maine.”
—James Acheson, author of The Lobster Gangs of Maine
The haunting story of Jamie Eugley, a young lobsterman struggling with the grinding responsibilities of a head-injured fiancé and mounting trap wars, The Ghost Trap is a modern tale with an old-fashioned hero who puts family and heritage before self. In the end it’s not just about lobstering, but about one man’s sorrow for not appreciating the love he had, however damaged. Written with sensitivity and rich description, this is a piercingly accurate depiction of life in a small Maine lobstering community.
Maine Lobster Festival
Attn: Festival goers. I SOLD OUT all of my copies of The Ghost Trap at the Lobster Festival yesterday. If you still want a signed copy, go to The Maine Lighthouse Museum, hello hello books (behind Rock City Cafe) or The Reading Corner on Main Street.
Columns on the subculture of lobster fishermen in Maine
A rugged and tender tale. Bawdy humor, snappy dialogue, colorful sea myths and rich lobstering details add to the immense appeal of this textured narrative about a lobsterman’s inward and outward struggles.
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