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Sea state : a memoir

Lasley, Tabitha (author.).

Summary

Summary: "A stunning and brutally honest memoir that shines a light on what happens when female desire conflicts with a culture of masculinity in crisis. In her midthirties and newly free from a terrible relationship, Tabitha Lasley quit her job at a London magazine, packed her bags, and poured her savings into a six-month lease on an apartment in Aberdeen, Scotland. She decided to make good on a long-deferred idea for a book about oil rigs and the men who work on them. Why oil rigs? She wanted to see what men were like with no women around. In Aberdeen, Tabitha became deeply entrenched in the world of roughnecks, a teeming subculture rich with brawls, hard labor, competition, and the deepest friendships imaginable. The longer she stayed, the more she found her presence had a destabilizing effect on the men--and her. Sea State is on the one hand a portrait of an overlooked industry: "offshore" is a way of life for generations of primarily working-class men and also a potent metaphor for those parts of life we keep at bay--class, masculinity, the transactions of desire, and the awful slipperiness of a ladder that could, if we tried hard enough, lead us to security. Sea State is on the other hand the story of a journalist whose professional distance from her subject becomes perilously thin. In Aberdeen, Tabitha gets high and dances with abandon, reliving her youth, when the music was good and the boys were bad. Twenty years on, there is Caden: a married rig worker who spends three weeks on and three weeks off. Alone and in an increasingly precarious state, Tabitha dives into their growing attraction. The relationship, reckless and explosive, will lay them both bare"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 0063030837
  • ISBN: 9780063030831
  • Physical Description: xiv, 220 pages ; 24 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2021]

Contents / Notes

General Note: "Originally published as Sea State in the United Kingdom in 2021 by 4th Estate"--Title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note: T block -- Foum Assaka -- Tiffany -- T-211 -- Tern -- Brent Field -- Piper Bravo -- Ninian Central -- Clyde.
Subject: Lasley, Tabitha
Lasley, Tabitha Homes and haunts Scotland Aberdeen
Offshore oil industry North Sea Employees
Drilling platforms North Sea
Journalists Great Britain Biography
Women journalists Great Britain Biography
Oil industry workers Great Britain Social conditions
Oil industry workers Sexual behavior Great Britain
Oil well drilling rigs Great Britain
Men Great Britain Identity
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes & Economic Disparity
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Natural Resource Extraction
Drilling platforms
Homes
Journalists
Men Identity
Offshore oil industry Employees
Oil well drilling rigs
Women journalists
Atlantic Ocean North Sea
Great Britain
Scotland Aberdeen
Genre: Biographies.
Autobiographies.
Biographies.
Autobiographies.

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Azalea Regional Library System:
      Stanton Memorial Library
BIO LASLEY
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31056009167896 ADULT In process
Dougherty County Public Library:
      Central Branch
B LASLEY, TABITHA
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31018904918708 BIOGRAPHY Available
Flint River Regional Library System:
      Fayette County Public Library
331.762 LASLEY
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31022010216510 ADULT Available
Flint River Regional Library System:
      Griffin-Spalding County Library
331.762 LASLEY
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31022010099056 LEASE Available
Flint River Regional Library System:
      Peachtree City Library
331.762 LASLEY
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31022010201389 ADULT Available
Greater Clarks Hill Regional Library:
      Columbia County Library
B Lasley
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31100002456318 New Books - Adult Available
Hall County Library System:
      Blackshear Place Branch
921 LASLEY LASLEY
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31025004423372 NONFIC Available
Hall County Library System:
      Gainesville Branch
921 LASLEY LASLEY
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31025004423356 NONFIC Available
Hall County Library System:
      Spout Springs Library
921 LASLEY LASLEY
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31025004423364 NONFIC Available
Middle Georgia Regional Library:
      Washington Memorial Library
BIOG LASLEY T
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31033011743782 Adult Nonfiction Available
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