Book reading in Port Clyde

Subculture of lobstermen explored

May 15, 2014

Port Clyde — Local resident Kay Stephens, author of the award-winning 2009 novel “The Ghost Trap,” will do a book reading/short presentation about Maine's lobstering subculture Saturday, May 24, at 9 a.m. at the Sea Star Shop, located at the Monhegan Boat Line dock at the end of Route 131.

Stephens will splice fictional excerpts of “The Ghost Trap” with short documentary-style video clips of the lobstering DVD “Maine Buggin,” which gives the inside scoop on how lobster traps work, how they are caught and how invisible territory lines are drawn. This is a fast, exciting presentation for those interested in the hard-working, intense lifestyle that goes with Maine lobster fishing.

“The Ghost Trap” took eight years to write with multiple Maine lobstermen consulting on it, as well as James Acheson, author of “The Lobster Gangs of Maine.” The novel won several awards, including as a finalist in the Literary Fiction category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.  The book will be available for purchase; cash or check. Stephens currently is at work on another novel, set in Maine in the late 1920s.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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