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The North water, Ian McGuire

Label
The North water
Title
The North water
Statement of responsibility
Ian McGuire
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A 19th-century whaling ship sets sail for the Arctic with a killer aboard in this dark, sharp and highly original tale that grips like a thriller. Behold the man: stinking, drunk, brutal and bloodthirsty, Henry Drax is a harpooner on the Volunteer, a Yorkshire whaling ship bound for the hunting waters of the Arctic Circle. Also aboard for the first time is Patrick Sumner, an ex-army surgeon with a shattered reputation, no money and no better option than to embark as ship's medic on this violent, filthy, ill-fated voyage. In India during the Siege of Delhi, Sumner thought he had experienced the depths to which a man can stoop and imagined he'd find respite on the Volunteer, but now, trapped in the wooden belly of the ship with Drax, he encounters pure evil and is forced to act. As the true purposes of the expedition become clear, the confrontation between the two men plays out in the freezing darkness of an Arctic winter
Summary
The Volunteer, a nineteenth-century Yorkshire whaling ship, becomes the stage for a confrontation between brutal harpooner Henry Drax and ex-army surgeon Patrick Sumner, the ship's medic, during a violent, ill-fated voyage to the Arctic
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New York Times Notable Book, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10473034
Cataloging source
VDGV
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McGuire, Ian
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Explorers
  • Good and evil
  • Whaling
  • Whaling ships
  • Whalers (Persons)
  • Ship physicians
  • Arctic regions
Target audience
adult
Label
The North water, Ian McGuire
Instantiates
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
000057056700
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
326 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781471151255
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)936408975
Label
The North water, Ian McGuire
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
000057056700
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
326 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781471151255
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)936408975

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