For 91 years, James Henry, a lifelong fisherman, did not know how to read and write and carried the shame of not being able to order from a menu.
It had been his life’s ambition to read.
Now 98, the Connecticut captain has achieved that, and more, penning a memoir of short stories about his life at sea.
After nearly a year of tutoring, the captain from Mystic began writing stories by hand on a yellow legal pad.
From those short stories, the memoir “A Fisherman’s Language” was born.
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