The Fishmonger Returns

Rebecca Romaine's biggest concern was how to make her farm-bred catfish taste like nothing. Then came a fateful phone call.

By Dave Eggers
February 12, 2004 10:47PM (UTC)
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There was no denying that something was very wrong with the catfish. As Rebecca Romaine, vice president of American Global Fisheries, surveyed the endless rows of manmade ponds, uniform and aligned and all reflecting a milky sky, she knew she would have to solve the taste issue.

The rest of this story is no longer online, but does appear in the book "The Unforbidden Is Compulsory, or Optimism."

Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is the author of "You Shall Know Our Velocity" and "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius."

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