Check out website of Mary Fox, Author of THE LAST SKIPJACK

Here's Mary Fox's website, which provides some context for her novel, The Last Skipjack. 
Please check it out: .  What, for example, is a Skipjack?  Follow her link to an NPR interview with an elderly skipjack captain here:

It's a beautifully crafted book, subtle, humane, and somehow dangerous.  Read it.