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March 7, 2014

Finding life in a fishing town

Woman saves last processing plant in Gloucester-based novel

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In this new setting, she meets a local fisherman, whose vessel is named Beauty. The new fishing regulations kick in, and her life begins a new phase.

Dillen is also the author of “Hero,” which was named Best First Novel of 1994 by the Dictionary of Literary Biography, and “Fool,” honored by Nancy Pearl as a Book Lust Rediscoveries selection in 2012.

Bill Stride, president and CEO of the Good Harbor Fillet Co., said “Beauty” is fun to read.

“Dillen really captures the economics of the fish business, the politics of commercial fishing, and the soul of a fishing community in hard times,” Stride said. “I enjoyed it immensely.”

If you go

What: Frederick Dillen reads from his new book, “Beauty”

When: Today at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester

How much: Free

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