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David Masiel

David Masiel spent his early years in Richmond , California , where he was exposed to sea stories by his grandfather, a master mariner whose career spanned fifty-four years. Between 1980 and 1989, Masiel worked offshore in the arctic oilfields, sailing on ocean-going tugboats and icebreakers, mostly in Alaskan waters. He is the author of the novels Chasing Moneymaker and The Western Limit of the World. He now lives in northern California .