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WHEN CAPTAIN FLINT WAS STILL A GOOD MAN

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

In Dybek's debut novel, Cal Bollings makes a choice, and beyond wisdom and morality, he chooses loyalty. Fifteen-year-old Cal, son of Henry and Donna, lives on a rain-soaked Loyalty Island on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Henry is captain of the Bering Sea crab boat Laurentide. Donna, who stays at home on Seachase Lane, was a California New Age dabbler and a teacher. One day Donna set out on an ... Read full review

Review: When Captain Flint was Still a Good Man

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

Every fall, the men of Loyalty Island sail from the Olympic Peninsula up to the Bering Sea to spend the winter catching king crab. Their dangerous occupation keeps food on the table but constantly threatens to leave empty seats around it. To Cal, Alaska remains as mythical and mysterious as Treasure Island, and the stories his father returns with are as mesmerizing as those he once invented about ... Read full review

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Review: When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man

User Review  - Renita D'Silva - Goodreads

Wow, what a book! After a long time, one that made me think, surprised me, made me question Cal's choices. They say there are only so many plots, but it is a credit to the author's ingenuity that this ... Read full review

Review: When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man

User Review  - Patrick Carroll - Goodreads

An intense read that draws you into a small pacific northwest fishing community, initially engaging your sympathy with the main characters but then spending the story eroding it away in am insidious ... Read full review

Review: When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

Thinking of the people you know the best, you think you can estimate what they'll do, what they think, who they are by the decisions they've made in the past. They might be impatient, indecisive ... Read full review

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