Cod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland's Saltwater Cowboys by Jennifer Thornhill-VermaCod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland's Saltwater Cowboys by Jennifer Thornhill-Verma

Cod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland's Saltwater Cowboys

byJennifer Thornhill-Verma

Paperback | October 30, 2019

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Pop returned then, as I do now, to this porch in Little Bay East.... I take a deep breath of fresh, salty air—the smell of fish, noticeably absent.

In 1992, the cod moratorium put some thirty thousand fishers across Newfoundland and Labrador out of work. These were journalist Jenn Thornhill Verma's people. Encompassing memoir and history, Cod Collapse traces a lost way of life, digging into the stories of the author's own family, including her Pop, one of the province's original "saltwater cowboys," a fisher on the southeastern shores of Newfoundland.

This thoughtfully researched and captivating account reveals how Newfoundlanders from many walks of life, and from distinct regions across the island portion of the province, have coped in the aftermath of the largest mass layoff in Canadian history. Integrating the varied and compelling stories of a whale-watcher, a singer-songerwriter, a fisher, and a photographer, this moving narrative deftly takes readers from the present back to the early days of the fishery, and forward to consider what lies ahead.

Title:Cod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland's Saltwater CowboysFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 2019Publisher:Nimbus Publishing LimitedLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1771088079

ISBN - 13:9781771088077

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"Verma's thoughtful and thought-provoking book combines personal, familial, and societal experiences with historical and contemporary accounts of the fishery. She has produced a remarkably engaging blend of memoir, history, science, and humanism.... Verma aptly and emotionally describes the collapse as one of the greatest collective traumas in the history of Newfoundland." —Atlantic Books Today (Halifax, NS)