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Bestselling author Mark Kurlansky discusses his new book, The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America’s Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town (Ballantine, 2008) with Joseph Planta.


The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America’s Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town by Mark Kurlansky. (Ballantine, 2008)

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

Mark Kurlansky joins me now. The New York Times best selling author has a new book out, The Last Fish Tale. It’s an engrossing and delightful book about Gloucester, whose way of life was based in fishing for centuries, but whose future is in jeopardy. Written in the author’s inimitable style, it’s a terribly engaging book filled with great anecdotes, colourful characters and recipes.

Mark Kurlansky is the author of Cod, Salt, The Big Oyster, 1968 and more. He’s won many awards for his writing, including the James Beard Foundation Award. The full title of the book is The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America’s Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town. It is published by Ballantine and retails for $28.00. I am pleased to welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Mark Kurlansky; Good morning, Mr. Kurlansky.

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