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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
"Keller is masterful at timing his twists and plot reveals, and I found it difficult to set the book aside. The nuts and bolts of the lobster fishing business are fascinating.... I am eager to see what he comes up with next." --Missoula Independent
"This is lobstering like you've never known or experienced it... Jon Keller's awesome novel, Of Sea and Cloud...is one you won't forget.... I was...captivated by Keller's descriptions of the lobstering life." --Bangor Daily News
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.
Prose exquisite; characters complex and engaging; story unexpected; overtones of Hamlet; Maine richly evoked. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Russell Heath
Good read if you like Mainers, and commercial fishing. The writers style took some getting used to but he captures Mainers perfectly.Published 16 days ago by Scott A. Colella
I enjoyed the story-telling of Jon Keller. The absense of proper punctuation made the reading more difficult than needed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Richard F. Bordin
I enjoyed this book. Once I started reading it, I found it kept my interest to the end. I thought it ended a little abruptly, but I suppose there wasn't much story left to tell. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Browneyesea
Unable to read this it is so poorly written. I'd love my money back....Published 3 months ago by spinster
Very depressing story. I am not one to quit in the middle of a book so I trudged through til the end. I would not recommend.Published 3 months ago by Terrie
Very well written. Not only an interesting mystery but an in depth exploration of the characters personalities.
Also learned a lot about lobster fishing.
Quite wonderful book that held my attention. The ending was disappointing and To my mind the profanity was very unnecessary. D HobsonPublished 4 months ago by Boise Bobbie