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The Lifeboat

Rogan, Charlotte

ISBN 10: 1844087522 / ISBN 13: 9781844087525
Published by Virago, 2012
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First British (and true first) Edition (first printing). The debut novel by this Connecticut author, the story of a woman who survives three weeks in a lifeboat after the sinking of a ship in 1914. Dust jacket blurbs by J. M. Coetzee, Tim O'Brien and Valerie Martin. Includes a bookmark for the book issued by the publisher. Fine/Fine. Signed and dated 26.3.2012 (pre-publication) by Rogan on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 15545

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Bibliographic Details

Title: The Lifeboat

Publisher: Virago

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Synopsis:

I was to stand trial for my life. I was twenty-two years old. I had been married for ten weeks and a widow for six. In the summer of 1914, the Empress Alexandra, a magnificent ocean liner, suffers a mysterious explosion on its voyage from London to New York City. On board are Henry Winter, a rich banker, and his young new wife, Grace. Somehow, Henry manages to secure a place in a lifeboat for Grace. But the survivors quickly realize it is over capacity and could sink at any moment. For any to live, some must die. As the castaways battle the elements, and each other, Grace watches and waits. She is a woman who has learned the value of patience - her journey to a life of glittering privilege has been far from straightforward. Now, she knows, it is in jeopardy, and her very survival is at stake. Over the course of three perilous weeks, the passengers on the lifeboat plot, scheme, gossip and console one another while sitting inches apart. Their deepest beliefs about goodness, humanity and God are tested to the limit as they begin to discover what they will do in order to survive. The Lifeboat is a page-turning story of moral dilemmas, and also the moving and haunting story of Grace, a woman as unforgettable and complicated as the story she recounts.

About the Author:

Charlotte Rogan graduated from Princeton in 1975. She taught herself to write between working at various jobs and bringing up triplets. Her childhood vacations with a family of sailors provided inspiration for THE LIFEBOAT, her first novel. She lives in Connecticut, US.

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