Two Fishermen: Stories on the Sea

 
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In these two stories, Peruvian author Rolando Sifuentes presents vivid depictions of his sea-going characters, as well as the coastal towns and waters of his native country. The men of the first story, “The Hook,” challenge the perilous seas in their little outboard-engined boats, to catch the small fish that barely provide a living for their families, In it, young Javier is faced with a dilemma. He must abandon his beloved old mentor, his trusty old engine and boat, in order to obtain a modern craft, so he can satisfy his wife’s desire for a better way of life. In the second story, “Seamen,” crews of much larger craft sail out into deeper waters after white shark and marlin. The time is the mid-20th century, when there was still a boundless supply of fish in that part of the Pacific. Here Sifuentes tells how the sharks and marlin came to be annihilated, their numbers falling dramatically. Our hero, Santos, must cope with ambitious and greedy fishing tycoons who, not fearing the sea, demand more and more fish be taken. Thus, he must battle to save himself and his crewmen, when the furious ocean unleashes her full fury against them, in retaliation. Good read for juvenile people.

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Rolando Sifuentes is a Peruvian writer, a respected reviewer of poetry and champion of new poetic voices. He has published two books in Spanish; a collection of short stories, “Hola Micifuz y Otros Cuentos” and the novel “El Informal” in Spanish language. He has also written short scripts for the theater and a feature length screenplay in English, “The Family Morales,” as well as the dual novelettes contained in “Two Fishermen” published by Amazon. Señor Sifuentes is the originator and webmaster of the literary website: www.roland557.com/ which features articles on poetry and scholarly dissertations on literature, along with the works of some of his favorite poets

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