Chapter 1 | Chapter 2
• SPARTINA is the story of a middle-aged fisherman named Dick Pierce who is determined to carry on the family tradition of being a New England fisherman providing for his family on his own land and his own boat.
• Dick's irascible temperament causes him to alienate himself from those who are in a position to help him achieve his goal of finishing the construction of his boat.
• Dick's only way of supporting his wife and two sons at the time is illegal digging of clams.
Chapter 3 | Chapter 4
• Dick recalls trying to make some money with a friend, Larry Parker, in some less than ethical instances on charter boats.
• Dick learns that Parker smuggles drugs and Dick has become an unwitting accomplice.
• Dick's wife, May, feels that Parker is a bad influence on Dick but right now Dick needs the work that he can get by going out...
This section contains 3,352 words
(approx. 12 pages at 300 words per page)