Courage

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Macmillan, Nov 25, 2008 - Fiction - 160 pages
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The Year is 1950. In the North Atlantic west of Ireland the destinies of two ships fuse. One, an English tramp, breaks apart in a winter storm. Five survivors cling to the wreckage. Chance puts the novel's central character--an officer of a nearby liner--at the helm of a boat that must battle its way through the mountainous waves in a desperate attempt to reach the castaways. In this evocation of the life of the sea, author Alan Littell has created a world of isolation, frailty and endurance whose overarching theme is the test of courage.

 

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The ocean is a vast and treacherous place, and Littell, a travel journalist, longtime contributor to Navigator magazine, and brother to best-selling author Robert Littell (The Company), offers a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
11
Section 4
15
Section 5
18
Section 6
23
Section 7
29
Section 8
32
Section 16
76
Section 17
78
Section 18
85
Section 19
91
Section 20
96
Section 21
103
Section 22
113
Section 23
118

Section 9
38
Section 10
45
Section 11
48
Section 12
50
Section 13
58
Section 14
63
Section 15
67
Section 24
122
Section 25
134
Section 26
137
Section 27
140
Section 28
145
Section 29
153
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Author Alan Littell has worked as a merchant mariner plying the Atlantic and Mediterranean, and as a newspaper reporter and editor in Boston and Paris. He is best known as a nationally distributed travel journalist--his credits include The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Travel & Leisure Magazine--and he is a longtime contributor on maritime subjects to Ocean Navigator Magazine. The eldest in a modern American literary family, he is the brother and uncle respectively of novelists Robert and Jonathan Littell. He lives in Alfred, New York.

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