That Salty Air

That Salty Air

Ernest Hemingway  would be proud of Tim Sievert’s "That Salty Air". It’s amazing the bond that fisherman have with the sea. Since the "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", man has either battled or come to the grips that the sea always triumphs over man, no matter how hard you try control it. Pollute it, dam it, over-fish it. The sea will find a way to get you. You have to live with the sea, accept it, you cannot change it. It can be your friend and be your deadliest friend that will take your life. Many believe we came from the sea and have a maternal attachment to it, considering 80% of our bodies contain water. I always loved the story of one man versus an element of nature. Tim Sievert at the ripe age of 24 delivers on all accounts with this richly illustrated tale. Preview

Hugh is a fisherman with a special relationship to the sea; a relationship based on respect and reverence. But when Hugh feels that the sea has betrayed him, his whole existence is thrown out of whack. Hell-bent on settling the score, Hugh takes his revenge to the extreme, jeopardizing not only himself, but his family in the process. Ultimately, That Salty Air is story about change, and learning the price for trifling with the natural progression of things.