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The Ghost Trap

In her impressive debut novel, Stephens offers a rugged and tender tale. Jamie Eugley, a ninth-generation lobsterman in the port village of Owls Head has cared for his brain-injured girlfriend, Anja, for three long years. Jamie suffers deep guilt over her near-drowning accident while aboard his lobster boat and her subsequent debilitating coma. Anja’s medical improvement has been frustratingly slow, but Jamie continues to nurse his naive, stubborn fantasy of marrying the recovered Anja. Meanwhile, he deals with a dangerous and violent trap war among the lobstermen and a romance with Happy Klein, a first mate on a tourist schooner up for the summer season who wants Jamie to come back with her to Key West. The bawdy humor, snappy dialogue, colorful local sea myths, and rich lobstering details add to the immense appeal of this textured narrative about a superstitious but independent lobsterman’s inward and outward struggles.

The Ghost Trap is the haunting story of a young lobsterman struggling with the grinding responsibilities of a head-injured fiancée and mounting trap wars. Written with sensitivity and rich description, this is a piercingly accurate depiction of in a small Maine lobstering community.

A salty, tangy read.

Richard Grant, author of Another Green World

“Stephens has a wonderful clear eye for people, especially Maine people, and The Ghost Trap is populated with dozens from all walks of Maine life.

Bill Roorbach, author of NYT best seller, Lucky Turtle

“Stephens gives the reader an unvarnished view of the subculture of lobster fishermen in small-town coastal Maine.”

James Acheson, author of The Lobster Gangs of Maine

Sarah Catherine Hook (First Kill) and Steven Ogg (Westworld) have signed on to star alongside Zak Steiner and Greer Grammer in the upcoming feature The Ghost Trap from Khanlarian Entertainment.

The film currently in production in Maine is based on the novel of the same name by K. Stephens. It tells the story of Jamie Eugley (Steiner), a young lobsterman struggling with the grinding responsibilities of a head-injured fiancée (Grammer) and a mounting trap war with a rival lobstering family. While Hook will be playing Happy, a potential love interest of the protagonist, details as to Ogg’s role haven’t been disclosed. Pic’s ensemble also includes former Miss Utah, Rachel Slawson.

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