Books Spartina by John Casey Paperback, 375 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $15 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleSpartinaAuthorJohn Casey Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary A commercial fisherman, husband, father, and lover, Dick Pierce upsets the placidity of his family when he finds himself in love with two people at the same time. Reprint. Winner of the National Book Award. Genres: Fiction Also by John Casey The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Spartina Review Three Books... Hardly Heroic: 3 Flagrantly Flawed Main Characters March 3, 2013 No one's perfect, especially in literature. Author Julie Wu's favorite protagonists are of sound mind and questionable morals. Do you have a favorite character who lacks, well, character? Tell us in the comments.