To the White Sea

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Wheeler Pub., 1994 - Fiction - 313 pages
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Award-winning and best-selling author James Dickey returns with the heart-stopping story of Muldrow, an American tailgunner who parachutes from his burning airplane into Tokyo in the final months of World War II. Fleeing the chaotic, ruined city, he instinctively travels north toward a frozen, desolate sanctuary he is certain will assure his survival--and freedom. Making his way through enemy terrain, on the lookout for both danger and opportunity, Muldrow's journey becomes the flight of a pure predator. Moving through the darkness, bombarded by haunting visions that consume his imagination, every step in his violent odyssey brings him closer to a harrowing climax that is pure James Dickey.

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User Review  - Chet Brown - Goodreads

Whoosh! Opens the parachute, and falling down like a bowling ball to war. This book to me gave me a lot of lessons and good tips such as having patience in a frantic time. As Muldrow, the main ... Read full review

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User Review  - Timothy - Goodreads

For a while I thought this was going to be a five-star experience. The description of the firebombing of Tokyo was really immersive, and the main character was mysterious and unsettling. Dickey ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1994)

James Lafayette Dickey, an American poet and novelist, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1923. He is perhaps best known for Deliverance, his novel about four suburban men struggling to survive a canoe trip gone awry, which was made into a popular movie of the same title, starring Burt Reynolds. Dickey also published several volumes of poetry that are marked by his portrayal of a world in conflict. His collected poems (1942-1992) were published under the title The Whole Motion in 1992. After serving as a pilot during World War II, Dickey earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Vanderbilt University. He taught at several universities and worked as poetry consultant to the Library of Congress from 1966 to 1968. He died in 1996.

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