Sebastian Junger is a National Magazine award-winning journalist who writes for numerous publications, including Outside, American Heritage, and Men's Journal. He has lived most of his life on the Massachusetts coast and now resides in New York City.
The experience of being caught at sea in the maw of a "perfect'' storm (that is, one formed of an almost unique combination of factors), a monstrous tempest that couldn't get any worse, is spellbindingly captured by Junger, a journalist. It's late October 1991, and the Andrea Gail, a fishing boat out of Gloucester, Mass., is making its way home from the Grand Banks with a crew of six, 40,000 pounds of swordfish, and a short market promising big returns. Read full book review >