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A chronicle based on the events that inspired Moby Dick recounts the experiences of Captain Pollard and the crew of the whaling ship Essex, who, after being cast adrift by a destructive whale, sacrifice a crewman to survive and face society's wrath. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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Henry Carlisle, the descendent of Nantucket whale-oil merchants, is a writer. His most recently published book was The Idealists, which he wrote with his wife, Olga. He is the author of several novels, including Voyage to the First of December, and The Land Where the Sun Dies. He lives in San Francisco, California.Review:
"A powerful novel." -- People
"A scintillating tale that is also surprisingly believable. The Jonah Man is a memorable story indeed, a taut novel of man and the sea." -- The Plain Dealer
"The Jonah Man in retelling a great sea chronicle, breathes life into another age, and makes us aware of how much it is our own." -- Newsday
"The sight, the sound, the events, the tangle of kinships of a community that depended on the harsh harvest of whaling are brought to urgent life." -- Mary Lee Settle, author of Charley Bland
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Book Description Griffin. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0312242077 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW33.2051595
Book Description Griffin, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0312242077