Deep Water Blues

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$17.99  $16.73
Open Road Media
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5.2 X 7.9 X 0.3 inches | 0.4 pounds
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About the Author

Fred Waitzkin was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1943. When he was a teenager he wavered between wanting to spend his life as a fisherman, Afro Cuban drummer, or novelist. He went to Kenyon College and did graduate study at New York University. His work has appeared in Esquire, New York magazine, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, Outside, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, the Huffington Post, and the Daily Beast, among other publications. His memoir, Searching for Bobby Fischer, was made into a major motion picture released in 1993. His other books are Mortal Games, The Last Marlin, and The Dream Merchant. Recently, he has completed an original screenplay, The Rave. Waitzkin lives in Manhattan with his wife, Bonnie, and has two children, Josh and Katya, and two grandsons, Jack and Charlie. He spends as much time as possible on the bridge of his old boat, The Ebb Tide, trolling baits off distant islands with his family. John Mitchell, born 1971 in Southern Illinois, is an American artist. As a draftsman, printmaker, and painter, Mitchell works from direct observation of people, places, and things. He was educated at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Yale University. Mitchell lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


"Since I was a child, the desolate out islands of the Bahamas have been a home, none more dear than the shark-infested, storm-ravaged, cursed utopia of Rum Cay. . . . Deep Water Blues churns with the beauty, desperation, violence, and yearning of those fighting to survive on a speck of land in an eternal sea. As a reader, I am on fire. As a son, I could not be more proud." --Josh Waitzkin

"Delightful . . . an enchanting yet haunting story recommended for fans who appreciate plot twists where good triumphs over evil." --S A Examiner

"Fred Waitzkin's saltwater-soaked novella sets the reader in a world where things are falling apart. . . . Like stories of the sea that come before, Deep Water Blues portrays the fear and allure of the oceans massive force" --Angler's Journal

"Remarkably well-written . . . A lovely read with gorgeous illustrations throughout. The characters are well-developed with a depth to them that makes it easy to picture yourself being friends with them. Waitzkin has a way of writing that is vivid and real making it hard to put down. Deep Water Blues is a wonderful fast-paced read." --Lovely Loveday

"Waitzkin writes well. His prose is understated, almost poetic. We not only see Rum Cay, we smell it, hear it, taste it, and feel its shadows and its joys. . . . Deep Water Blues is a gem." --English Plus

"Mr. Waitzkin weaves a rich storyline with memorable characters that flows like poetry." --Cheryl's Book Nook

"Finely crafted." --Crystal Book Reviews

"Good writing and fascinating plot." --Cyberlibrarian

"Deep Water Blues is a gripping summer read." --Windcheck