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"The death of a fisherman...sparks a deadly feud in this...tale that vividly portrays...the unexpected beauty...of Downeast Maine.... Keller builds suspense slowly but inexorably...about what will happen when his fiercely independent sons find out how he died." --Kirkus Reviews
"The rich lore of the Maine lobstermen combines with an energetic narrative and muscular prose to make Keller's fiction debut a winner." --Publishers Weekly
"Keller's debut novel examines the tough and hardscrabble world of Maine fishing families. With Shakespearean overtones, Keller's immersive story examines the difficult choices that are made when a family legacy is at stake. His well-crafted narrative builds into an epic story of addiction, greed, betrayal, and the vast power of the sea." --Library Journal
"A gorgeously-written exploration of faith and loyalty, love and dishonesty.... I will never forget these characters, these waters, or the harrowing dramas unfolded upon and beneath them." --Anthony Doerr, author of All The Light We Cannot See
"I found myself swept away with the first stroke of the oar.... So accurate and compelling that I couldn't put the book down.... The writing sings...[Keller] wraps you in the web of his fine prose.... Of Sea and Cloud makes an excellent read that I highly recommend." --Fishermen's Voice
Jon Keller holds an MFA from Boise State University. After graduate school, he moved to the coast of Maine and spent several years working aboard a lobster boat and writing for a commercial fishing newspaper. He is now a clam digger on the coast of Maine.
Wow! What a great read. Couldn't put it down. Tells a story that's probably not to far from the way life on the water really is.Published 12 days ago by Charlie G.
Incredibly well written and has a story line that keeps you glued to the pages. Get this book and get reading!Published 1 month ago by Margaret
My brother recommended Of Sea and Cloud to me. He has never lead me astray, so I picked up a copy. It is an outstanding read. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Daniel J Gartland
Wow! This book is a masterpiece of character development. To say it is a story about lobstermen is a gross understatement. Read morePublished 3 months ago by STL Carol
A great mix of captivating story line and poetic prose. It definitely took me to the sea and made we wish I could stay. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Aaron Maxwell