Western Limit of the World

Western Limit of the World

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At almost 60, Boson Harold Snow is nearing the end of life's voyage. Aboard a creaking tanker loaded with volatile petrochemicals, Snow and explosive first mate Bracelin embark on a dangerous and illegal scheme that sends their disintegrating hulk on a scattershot voyage from North to South America and on to the wilder shores of Africa. Hurricanes, crooked customs officials, tropical ports seething with vice and revolution, and even doomed love threaten Snow and his shady venture. But nothing troubles him more than the thoughts swirling through his head - of a black existence littered with bodies. Yet Snow clings to the possibility that even on this darkest of voyages, there is still a chance at redemption ...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 20mm | 199.58g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141016957
  • 9780141016955

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" A harrowing, riveting read that transcends its thriller genre without undermining it. Bravo." - Richard Russo, author of Empire Falls "From the Hardcover edition."
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About David Masiel

David Masiel spent his early years in Richmond, California, where he was exposed to sea stories by his grandfather, a master mariner whose career spanned fifty-four years. Between 1980 and 1989, Masiel worked offshore in the arctic oilfields, sailing on ocean-going tugboats and icebreakers, mostly in Alaskan waters. He is the author of the novels Chasing Moneymaker and The Western Limit of the World. He now lives in northern California.
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