The Captain's Treadmill

The Captain's Treadmill

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Lorne Thomas has been the captain of the Bering Enterprise for fifteen years. The decrepit floating fish factory, which is generally referred to as 'The Turd', spends its winters anchored in the harbor of a small island in the Aleutians. Over the years, as his waistline expanded, Lorne has come to enjoy the lack of responsibility that comes with operating a boat that doesn't actually go anywhere. As he tries to nap his way through the fishing season, the anxiety ridden factory manager Brad quite frequently disturbs his peace. Due to the cost of repairs needed on the ship, the seafood company has threatened to shut them down permanently when the season ends. Befriending a young female biologist, Lorne helps the naive and oblivious Mandy ward off the romantic attentions of the lonely men on board and sticks up for her against the jealous and bitter ship's purser, Cynthia. With many failed attempts at dieting and many thwarted naps, Lorne works his way through a bizarre, yet entirely typical fishing season of dealing with storms, idiotic deck hands, squabbling crew and excessive karaoke. But when disaster strikes this strange place, the unlikeliest of heroes emerge...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 272g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 151439409X
  • 9781514394090

About Lisa Lutes

Lisa Lutes the author of the novel "The Captain's Treadmill" as well as the children's book "Don't Push the Buttons on the Microwave: An Autism Social Story." She lives in Canada with her husband, their two daughters and their cat Maggles.
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