Item description for Saltwater Cowboys by Bill Morris...
Lately, sea turtles have been turning up in the most unusual places around Croaker Neck, a small coastal fishing village in the Down East region of North Carolina. Dodge Lawson sets out to learn who is behind the eco-pranks. He fears it might be his friends-a dying breed of backwater buckaroos struggling to retain their traditions and self-sufficient way of life.
When a Yankee filmmaker down to his last reel shows up in town, the pranks escalate and events spiral out of control.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.69" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Publisher Coastal Carolina Press/John F. Blair
ISBN 1928556450 ISBN13 9781928556459
Availability 0 units.
More About Bill Morris
Morris' journalism has appeared in The Washington Post, The L.A. Weekly and New York Newsday, he grew up in Detroit
Bill Morris currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York. Bill Morris was born in 1952.
Reviews - What do customers think about Saltwater Cowboys?
saltwater cowboys May 18, 2007
I lover the characters and of course the setting, since I have visited the Outer Banks, etc. for years. It was entertaining, but story was a bit weak. The author has a clever, quirky style that keeps the reader, but I would not highly recommend this to anyone that didn't enjoy the world of fishing, as I do.
Bravo! Oct 20, 2004
I know well the area (Carteret County, way "off" Atlantic Beach) that is the setting for this book, and I live in the Triangle, so I loved reading about landmarks in both places. Although I've followed the underlying controvery in the book to some degree, I learned a few things, too, that I didn't realize were going on in my own backyard, so to speak. A good story and characters; a thoroughly enjoyable read. I especially loved the theory about The Lost Colony. Hmmm...
A funny, light read Sep 9, 2004
I read the book while on a beach on Atlantic Island in North Carolina. It was an added bonus being able to relate to the various places mentioned in the book; Moorhead City, Cape Lookout and Beaufort. The author developed each character in a light and funny manner; to the point that you felt that you knew each of them. It gave me a great insight into the way of life for the locals of the Outerbanks. I strongly suggest this book and especially if you have been to the Outerbanks.
A fishing tale with a lot of heart Aug 6, 2004
Bill Morris has given us an entertaining mystery story filled with twists and turns, rich characters who really are characters, and a depth of detail and experience that brings the Banks to life -- even for someone who's never been there in person. The saltwater cowboys are the salt of the earth, but they're one step ahead of the city slickers who try to take advantage of them. When does the movie come out?
A great read! Jul 16, 2004
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The best part about it is the richness of the characters. I did not want to say goodbye to Dodge, Pogy, Ilse, and Johnny when I finished the book. This book gave me a better understanding of a culture that deserves more attention than it receives. It also made me want to move to the beach and become a fisherwoman. A superb mix of humor, sincerity, political intrigue, and good ole' fish stories. I highly recommend this book.