The story takes place in the summer of 1931, on board a cruise ship bound for Germany. Passengers include a Spanish noblewoman, a drunken German lawyer, an American divorcee, a pair of Mexican Catholic priests. This ship of fools is a crucible of intense experience, out of which everyone emerges forever changed. Rich in incident, passion, and treachery, the novel explores themes of nationalism, cultural and ethnic pride, and basic human frailty that are as relevant today as they were when the book was first published in 1962.
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Porter's passengers are extremely diverse in nationality, age, class, education and experience. Grace Conlin does a splendid job portraying them. S.G.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Amereon Ltd, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110848811291
Book Description Amereon Ltd, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0848811291
Book Description Amereon Ltd. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0848811291 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW4.0540664