by Fred Waitzkin
The “Deep Water Blues” is an amazing biographical fiction of Fred Waitzkin. Fred Waitzkin was born in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1943. When he was a teenager, he wavered between wanting to spend his life as a fisherman. His memoir, Searching for Bobby fisher was made into a major motion picture released in 1993. He writes another book including The Last Martin, Mortal Games, and The Dream Merchant. He spends more time on the bridge with his old boat.
In Deep Water Blues, the technique Fred uses alternating between telling the story of his voyage to Rum Cay Island and the history, that make it difficult to put the book down.Fred Waitzkinsees below the surface of life as if he is snorkeling through it, watching the curling sharks single out their overconfident prey. Even as some novelists give you characters who are “larger than life” Waitzkin gives you characters that are the very essence of the life itself.