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The North Water
by Ian Mcguire


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Longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

Behold the man: stinking, drunk, and brutal. Henry Drax is a harpooner on the Volunteer , a Yorkshire whaler bound for the rich hunting waters of the arctic circle.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

Behold the man: stinking, drunk, and brutal. Henry Drax is a harpooner on the Volunteer, a Yorkshire whaler bound for the rich hunting waters of the arctic circle. Also aboard for the first time is Patrick Sumner, an ex-army surgeon with a shattered reputation, no money, and no better option than to sail as the ship's medic on this violent, filthy, and ill-fated voyage.

In India, during the Siege of Delhi, Sumner thought he had experienced the depths to which man can stoop, but now, trapped in the wooden belly of the ship with Drax, he encounters pure evil and is forced to act. As the true purposes of the expedition become clearer, the confrontation between the two men plays out amid the freezing darkness of an arctic winter.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781250118141
  • ISBN-10: 125011814X
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: March 2017
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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