Cape Cod has become the world’s hotspot for the Great White shark. In growing numbers, scores of the fearsome predators patrol local waters to hunt for their favorite prey among the crowded seal colonies. But, unlike JAWS, where a shark terrorized an island community, the beasts that have flocked to the shores of the world-renowned summer resort have been good for business. The spotter planes, shark warning pennants, beach closings, and occasional seal kills have created an air of excitement rather than fear.
A classic of Cape Cod literature and a great piece of nature writing, The House on Nauset Marshis a lyrical, poignant and often humorous work of a much-loved land and the people who called it home in a simpler time.