The Yellow Sailor

The Yellow Sailor

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Steve Weiner's debut novel, "The Museum of Love," was met with extraordinary praise that called up comparisons to "the delirious raw immediacy of the novels of C?line, Burroughs, and Genet and the cinematic disjunctions of Kronenberg and Lynch" ("Los Angeles Times Book Review"). Moodily operatic in tone and brilliantly detailed, "The Yellow Sailor" follows the trajectories of four sailors and the owner of a German merchant ship that sets sail from Hamburg in 1914. After the ship wrecks in shallow water, the men drift their separate ways, with each man's journey across a desolate wartime European landscape becoming an exploration of the failure of love, sex, religion, and friendship. Elegantly grotesque and baroquely compelling, "The Yellow Sailor" is a chiaroscuroed search for love, dimly and briefly lit by flashes of hope, until gorgeous hallucinations overwhelm the bleak and tentative future.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 142.2 x 221.5 x 17mm | 317.52g
  • Overlook Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1585673242
  • 9781585673247
  • 2,413,641

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