The Watch That Ends the Night

The Watch That Ends the Night : Voices from the Titanic

4.12 (2,345 ratings on Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$21.99

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

The voices in this recreation of the Titanic disaster span classes and stations from millionaire John Jacob Astor, hoping to bring home his pregnant teen bride with a minimum of media scandal to a beautiful Lebanese refugee, on her way to family in Florida and discovering the first stirrings of love.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 170.18 x 231.14 x 38.1mm | 839.14g
  • Candlewick Press,U.S.
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • English
  • 1-COLOR
  • 0763637033
  • 9780763637033
  • 412,869

Review quote

A masterpiece. Wolf leaves no emotion unplumbed, no area of research uninvestigated, and his voices are so authentic they hurt. Everyone should read it. --Booklist (starred review) Wolf constructs a richly textured novel in verse that recreates the Titanic's ill-fated journey, predominantly through the voices of her passengers... Wolf's carefully crafted characters evolve as the voyage slides to its icy conclusion; readers may be surprised by the potency of the final impact. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) Twenty-four voices-of passengers, rats and even the iceberg-evoke the human tragedy of the ill-fated voyage. Wolf brings the history and, more importantly, the human scale of the event to life by giving voice to the players themselves . . . A lyrical, monumental work of fact and imagination that reads like an oral history revved up by the drama of the event. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Wolf's novel in verse gives voice, through first-person accounts, to a cross section of passengers and crew on the Titanic: how they boarded, why they're there, and how they face the disaster. . . . The themes of natural disaster, technology, social class, survival, and death all play out here. --The Horn Book (starred review)show more

About Allan Wolf

Allan Wolf, an expert poet and storyteller, is the author of the award-winning novels NEW FOUND LAND: LEWIS AND CLARK'S VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY and ZANE'S TRACE. He lives in Asheville, North Carolinashow more
Book ratings on Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X