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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User Review  - TheAmpersand - LibraryThing

Robert Stone is a really great writer. To expand on that sentiment a little bit, I'll say that Robert Stone is a really great masculine writer. In an age when it seems that any Cormac-come-lately who ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Stone's best book since Dog Soldiers, and arguably even better. An Annapolis grad and Vietnam vet, now a sailboat salesman in Connecticut, the elegant and thoughtful Owen Browne finds himself enrolled ... Read full review

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ROBERT STONE (1937-2015) was the acclaimed author of eight novels and two story collections, including Dog Soldiers, winner of the National Book Award, and Bear and His Daughter, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His memoir, Prime Green, was published in 2007.

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