Georges Bank (Ross Muscato Consignment)by Wicked Good Books $ 16.00
A work of historical fiction, Georges Bank is written in the timeless tradition of such maritime novels as C.S. Forrester’s Hornblower series, Joseph Conrad’s Typhoon and Pat Conroy’s Prince of Tides. Georges Bank is a nineteenth century tale of power and greed set in the stormy waters off Gloucester, Massachusetts and in the steamy fishermen brothels ashore. Maggie O’Grady, an Irish immigrant, becomes pregnant after an encounter with her first employer, a rich Boston merchant, who discards her penniless in a Gloucester brothel. Maggie raises her son in the brothel and in time finds love with a fisherman. The book chronicles their struggles at sea and ashore. It climaxes in a courtroom battle fought by two fishing widows against a heartless boat owner, and Maggie’s personal battle with the Boston merchant for the affections of their son.