The Watch That Ends the Night

The Watch That Ends the Night : Voices from the Titanic

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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 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
  • 422,473

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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

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2,411 ratings
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4 33% (786)
3 16% (380)
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1 2% (58)
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