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The Trawler

The Trawler by James Brendan Connolly
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The Trawler by James Brendan Connolly is a captivating and thought-provoking novel that delves deep into the complexities of human relationships and the impact of past experiences on the present. The story follows the lives of a group of fishermen aboard a trawler, exploring themes of loyalty, forgiveness, and redemption.

Connolly's writing is both lyrical and evocative, painting vivid portraits of the rugged coastal landscape and the rough, weathered characters that inhabit it. The author's deep understanding of the sea and its power is evident throughout the novel, creating a sense of realism that pulls the reader in from the very first page.

The characters in The Trawler are richly drawn and multi-dimensional, each grappling with their own demons and secrets. As their pasts come to light and tensions escalate, the reader is taken on a gripping journey of discovery and catharsis.

Overall, The Trawler is a compelling and emotionally resonant read that will stay with you long after you turn the final page. Fans of literary fiction and maritime novels will find much to love in Connolly's masterful storytelling.

Book Description:
The Trawler is a short story revolving around the trying life of a group of bank fishermen based in Gloucester. Skipper Hugh Glynn worked his men hard; some said too hard, and Arthur Snow was one who had paid the ultimate price.

Arthur's close friend Simon Kippen decided he'd ask to take the place of his fallen friend aboard Hugh Glynn's vessel as a dory mate, and from there we have a tale of the open seas between Gloucester and Newfoundland where perhaps only the names and locations have changed from the countless stories of similar nature; the key being that this one, however, is first hand.


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - May 18, 2016
Subject: The Trawler
A very good short story, really well narrated by Roger Merlin.


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