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*Read Ebook Î Tough Island - True Stories from Matinicus, Maine Ñ In , Crash Barry moved to Maine s most remote inhabited island to work as a sternman aboard a lobster boat On Matinicus, twenty miles out to sea, population fifty, the ferry visited nine times a year and airplanes only landed when there was no fog, rain, snow, sleet or darkness Tough Island is a gritty memoir and guided tour of a unique society inhabited by resourceful individuals and scoundrels Stories of danger and drugs, sex and violence, death and sorrow, all unfold in a landscape of breathtaking beauty Crash Barry is also the author of the rollicking novel, Sex, Drugs and Blueberries, a Maine story of how quickly things can go wrong A good memoir to read beside Well Out to Sea by Eva Murray to get a sense of life on remote Matinicus Island in Maine Expect lots of drugs, hook ups and some violence I could have done without the drug trips written like artistic visions This short, easy to read book was best on describing the island setting, lobster fishing and rogue characters I read it as research for a YA novel I m writing which features an island lobsterman. A quick read about Maine s most infamous island Matinicus is the island farthest from the mainland and has a reputation as wild, unwelcoming and well, downright scary This tale reinforces that reputation and adds quite a bit to the drug using and running rumors It s not a romantic rose colored lens view of island life, but it seems to be a fairly accurate portrayal of Matinicus Island life based on what we Mainelanders hear about it. Entertaining and not what you will find in the tourist guides on the Maine islands