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CHESAPEAKE REQUIEM A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island

by | Read by Tom Parks

Contemporary Culture • 12.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

The author's journalistic style and poetic eye for description combine with narrator Tom Parks's conversational tone to make this story about Virginia island life easy to listen to. Tangier Island, 12 miles off the Virginia coast, is home to a few hundred hardy souls who have one foot in the past--an economy based on commercial crabbing--and one in the present--a changing climate that could wipe out not only their livelihoods but also the island itself. The author, who has written extensively about Virginia and its people, spent a year on the island and recounts stories of the islanders' daily lives amid the many challenges they face. Parks wisely lets the text speak for itself. His tone perfectly matches the mood of the narrative. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2018]

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