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    DescriptionIf you've ever owned a sailboat or had a friend who did, you know how it begins: with a dream. You dream about the ship, and gradually the dream consumes you. Practical considerations lose all meaning ...until, inevitably, the dream morphs into a nightmare. David Vann is familiar with that nightmare. His begins in Turkey: a thirty-year-old tourist, he stumbles across the steel frame of a ninety-foot sailboat that cries out to be built. From friends, family, and credit cards, he borrows the $150,000 to construct the ship. The Turkish builders take shameless advantage of him, eventually charging him over $500,000. On the edge of financial ruin, Vann starts a chartering business. But, when some new part of the ship isn't falling apart, he encounters freak storms. As his debts escalate, Vann begins to wonder if he is merely repeating his father's dreams and failures at sea--which ended with his father's suicide. At once a page-turning true story of adventure on the open ocean and an archetypal tale of one man's attempt to overcome fate and realize his dream, A Mile Down is an unforgettable story of struggle and redemption by a writer at the top of his form.


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    Title
    A Mile Down
    Subtitle
    The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Vann
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781560257103
    ISBN 10: 1560257105
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.8
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    DC22: B
    DC21: 910.45
    BIC subject category V2: WSZV
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21000
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO036000
    B&T Approval Code: A09304040
    DC22: 910.4/5
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: G540 .V34 2005
    Thema V1.0: SZV
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Thunder's Mouth Press
    Imprint name
    Thunder's Mouth Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York