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The Resource Storm Birds, Einar Karason ; translated from the Icelandic by Quentin Bates

Storm Birds, Einar Karason ; translated from the Icelandic by Quentin Bates

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Storm Birds
Title
Storm Birds
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Einar Karason ; translated from the Icelandic by Quentin Bates
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Language
eng
Summary
In February 1959, several Icelandic trawlers were caught in a storm off Newfoundland's Grand Banks. What happened there is the inspiration for this novel. Not since The Perfect Storm has there been a book which captures the sheer drama and terror of a crisis at sea. Karason is an exceptional storyteller, an Icelandic Erskine Caldwell or William Faulkner. The side trawler Mafurinn is hit by a major storm just as they prepare to turn for home. Thirty-two men aboard, and a hold full of redfish. The sea is cold enough to kill a man in minutes, and the trawler quickly ices up in the biting frost and violent tempest. The heavy icing weighs down the already fully laden craft, which is pummelled by one breaker after another - and here, out on the open sea, there is no exit route. Distress signals from other ships in the same circumstance and be heard from the fishing grounds around them. It is a battle of life and death
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QTCL
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Einar Kárason
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Bates, Quentin
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  • Fishers
  • Fishing stories
  • Storms
  • Grand Banks of Newfoundland
Target audience
adult
Label
Storm Birds, Einar Karason ; translated from the Icelandic by Quentin Bates
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000068183639
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
110 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857059420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1220964077
Label
Storm Birds, Einar Karason ; translated from the Icelandic by Quentin Bates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068183639
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
110 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857059420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1220964077

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