" The North Water ...is a great white shark of a book—swift, terrifying, relentless and unstoppable." –Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"Riveting and darkly brilliant... The North Water feels like the result of an encounter between Joseph Conrad and Cormac McCarthy in some run-down port as they offer each other a long, sour nod of recognition." –Colm Toibin, The New York Times Book Review
"[An] audacious work of historical suspense fiction...It's the poetic precision of McGuire's harsh vision of the past that makes his novel such a standout...absolutely transporting." –Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
A nineteenth-century whaling ship sets sail for the Arctic with a killer aboard in this dark, sharp, and highly original tale that grips like a thriller.Read more...
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