The Art of Catching A Large Shark From A Tiny Rubber Dinghy in A Big OceanBook - 2017
In the great depths surrounding the Lofoten islands in Norway lives the infamous Greenland shark. At twenty-four feet in length and weighing more than a ton, it is truly a beast to behold. But the shark is not just known for its size alone: its meat contains a toxin that, when consumed, has been known to make people drunk and hallucinatory. Shark Drunk is the true story of two friends, the author and the eccentric artist Hugo Aasjord, as they embark on a wild pursuit of the famed creature--from a tiny rubber boat. Together, the two men tackle existential questions, survive the world's most powerful maelstrom, and, yes, get drunk, as they attempt to understand the ocean from every possible angle, drawing on poetry, science, history, ecology, mythology, and their own, sometimes intoxicated, observations--adapted from dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017
Edition: First American edition
Characteristics: 307 pages : illustration, map ; 20 cm