Outerbridge Reach

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998 - Fiction - 409 pages
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In this towering story about a man pitting himself against the sea, against society, and against himself, Robert Stone again demonstrates that he is "one of the most impressive novelists of his generation" ( "The New York Review of Books" ). Inviting comparison with the great sea novels of Conrad, Melville, and Hemingway, "Outerbridge Reach" is also the portrait of two men and the powerful, unforgettable woman they both love--and for whom they are both ready, in their very different ways, to stake everything. As the "San Francisco Chronicle" said, "Robert Stone asks questions of our time few writers could imagine and answers them in narratives few readers will ever quite forget."

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A fine writer, a somewhat over-loaded book. - Goodreads
good writer, but in the words of Homer J. "BORING!" - Goodreads
That's the ending, sucker. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Carol Shaben - Goodreads

Some compelling aspects, but in the end characters and plot left me unsatisfied and somewhat irritated. I do admire Stone's research and what he set out to achieve. Provocative. Read full review

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Expert at revealing characters/character thru conversation. I wasn't able to engage in the story or the characters though. Felt very 1950s in a unsatisfactory way for me. I have known about the author ... Read full review

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ROBERT STONE is the author of six previous novels: A Hall of Mirrors, Dog Soldiers winner of the National Book Award), A Flag for Sunrise, Children of Light, Outerbridge Reach, and Damascus Gate. His story collection, Bear and His Daughter, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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