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Author Evans, Mei Mei.
Title Oil and water / Mei Mei Evans.
Imprint Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, [2013]

Series Alaska Literary Series
Alaska literary series.
Subject Fishers -- Fiction.
Tankers -- Accidents -- Fiction.
Oil spills -- Alaska -- Alaska, Gulf of, Region -- Fiction.
Communities -- Fiction.
Restorative justice -- Fiction.
Human ecology -- Fiction.
Alaska, Gulf of (Alaska) -- Fiction.
Description 1 online resource (267 pages).
Contents 1. One minute he's wielding a sledgehammer; 2. The ocean has in its grip; 3. Lee paces the deck. ; 4. Daniel must have moved into the living room; 5. Tess must have gone to bed; 6. Lee finds that Selby's largest paved parking lot; 7. As many of her coworkers at the hospital; 8. Lee regards the lineup of seated figures; 9. It doesn't take long for Tessa's anger; 10. The third Sunday of the oil spill; 11. Dark greasy smudges; 12. Back in jail after the Rodeo Rose memorial; 13. Lee."" The deckhand's just excited the Super Duper; 14. Lee spreads newspaper over the floor ; 15. Gregg lies still.
16. Basalt cliffs bookend the isthmus17. Back on the Pegasus; 18. Daniel observes that; 19. Seated on a stool at her parent's breakfast bar; 20. Residents of the coastal communities ; Acknowledgments.
Summary What happens when the American dream collides head-on with a nation's dependence on fossil fuels? Oil and Water, a novel by Mei Mei Evans, focuses on precisely this question. Starting with a star-crossed supertanker, a wayward fishing boat, and a well-known hazard in the Gulf of Alaska, the story presents a region plunged into an oil-slicked crisis. As thousands of miles of shoreline and sea are obliterated, the spill threatens the lives and livelihoods of the coastal community of Selby. At the center of the disaster are Gregg, a down-on-his-luck skipper, and Lee, his lone deckhand. As they cro.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781602232013 (electronic bk.)
1602232016 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 829930219
Additional Format Print version: Evans, Mei Mei. Oil and water. Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, ©2013 9781602232006 (DLC) 2012032607 (OCoLC)808990370